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Von Maur to add Dry Goods store at Woodfield

Von Maur Inc. plans to expand Dry Goods, its fledgling fast-fashion format, with a store at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg this summer.

The family-run department store from Davenport, Iowa, opened its first Dry Goods store last fall at Fox Valley Mall in Aurora. Get the full story »

What items qualify for Illinois sales tax holiday

In the wake of the lackluster sales national chain stores posted for July, the Illinois sales tax holiday couldn’t have come at a better time.

Illinois’ first sales tax holiday, which starts Friday, waves the 5 percent state sales tax through Aug. 15, focusing on basic school supplies from backpacks to uniforms. With unemployment high and consumer spending stalling again, retailers are latching onto the deal with bargains in hopes of igniting a spark under increasingly reticent shoppers.
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