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District 87
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Eastland Mall’s big drop in its property tax bill could wipe out any tax cut that property owners in District 87 might have been getting.

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Weeks after another anchor-store closure at Eastland Mall, Bloomington-Normal business leaders are grappling with the future of retail.

Sears
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Eastland Mall's owner says it sees Sears' plans to close this fall as an opportunity to further redefine what a modern mall looks like.

Sears
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BLOOMINGTON – Sears has announced it is closing its store at Eastland Mall and 45 other locations across the country.

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Eastland Mall in Bloomington is getting a new sporting goods store.

Eastland Mall entrance
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Sears is closing another 72 stores after reporting a first-quarter loss and plunging sales. The store at Eastland Mall in Bloomington is not on the latest closure list.

As more retail chains shut down, cities across Illinois figure out what to do with millions of square feet of empty space.

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The Bergner’s store at Eastland Mall appears headed for closure.

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Having grown up in Brussels, Belgium, American artist and illustrator Chas Fagan says he was keenly interested in U.S. history, particularly its presidents.

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The Sweden-based retailer Hennes & Mauritz is adding a fast fashion outlet of its H&M brand stores at Eastland Mall, GLT has learned.

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The new restaurant in the works for Eastland Mall is not new to the community at all.

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The next step in the redevelopment of Eastland Mall will be a new restaurant.

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Eastland Mall in Bloomington is moving forward with its redevelopment plans, with Planet Fitness now slated to open in a space formerly occupied by JCPenney.

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The wafting smell of a Cinnabon. The madness of Black Friday shopping. Getting dropped off by your parents so you can meet your friends at the arcade. Your first job as a 16-year-old.

For many Americans, malls aren’t just a collection of stores. They’re a collection of memories. And so when malls struggle—or close—it hits harder than, say, when a Circuit City goes under.