Macy's is Closing Over 125 Stores

What's Up Chicago

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

Drew Angerer

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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.