The Peoria, IL Sears location, is set to close. This message was confirmed by Northwoods Mall spokesperson, Bob Schertz earlier this week.
According to WEEK-TV, he said the owner of Northwoods Mall is working closely with Sears and other stakeholders regarding the future development opportunity of the space, and they are committed to making further investments.
The news was first reported by the Chicago Tribune, saying the owner of Sears and Kmart plans to close 96 stores by February 2020. The other Illinois location reportedly closing is in West Dundee.
The Northwoods Mall referred all other questions to Sears Holdings.