Macy's is Closing Over 125 Stores

What's Up Chicago

February 5, 2020
Macy's, Department Store, Closing

Drew Angerer


Katie knows it all in 'What's Up Chicago.'

Macy's is closing 125 stores and cutting 2,000 corporate jobs.

  • The struggling department store will spend the next 3 years reinventing itself to try to stay relevant in a world of online shopping. 
  • Corporate offices in Cincinnati and San Francisco will close, leaving New York as its sole corporate headquarters.

Police are looking for 2 men who walked into a Joliet Walmart Monday and sprayed Lysol on multiple items. 

  • One of the suspects had a medical mask and a sign on his back that stated: “Caution I have the Coronavirus."
  • They damaged $7,300 of merchandise and the cleanup cost more than $2,400.

President Trump delivered his state of the union address, just before the final vote takes place today in his impeachment trial.

  • The president was greeted by his supporters chanting "4 more years". He appeared to snub Nancy Pelosi when he didn't shake her hand.
  • He focused on several things, including the strength of the economy. 
  • Melania Trump presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is the nation’s highest civilian honor, to conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, who recently announced he has advanced lung cancer.
  • Perhaps the most memorable moment of the night was when Nancy Pelosi ripped up Trump's speech behind his back.
  • Additionally, Trump never once mentioned his impeachment trial.

New research says men who drive nice cars are not great people.

  • The study says men who drive an Audi, BMW, or Mercedes are not only bad drivers, but also self-centered, argumentative, stubborn, disagreeable, and unempathetic. 

In Sports:

  • Blackhawks lose 3 to 2 in overtime on the road. They host the Bruins tonight.