A major Illinois-headquartered retail company announced that over the course of the next year, it will be closing 150 stores nationwide, and I really hope the one near my house isn't on the closure list...

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According to NBC Chicago, Walgreens announced it will be closing 150 stores across the US by August 2024. If you didn't know, Walgreens is headquartered in suburban Chicago, and the company hasn't bounced back from the pandemic the way it had hoped. In the article from NBC Chicago, they say...

"Walgreens has announced plans to close more than 100 stores across the U.S. by August 2024. In a statement to NBC Chicago Tuesday, a spokesperson for the company confirmed that 150 stores are expected to close by the end of August in 2024...Shares of the drugstore chain tumbled early Tuesday after the company said it was hurt in part by significantly lower COVID-19 vaccine and testing sales."

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The obvious question we are all asking is "Which stores are closing?" Well, as of right now I can't find any word on which stores are getting the axe, if you can find information on it send it to me and I'll update the article. The chances of your Walgreens closing are slim, there are 50 states, and Walgreens are in every state, if they close 150 stores that is only 3 per state... May the odds be in your favor.

I will be SOOOOO BUMMED if the Walgreens in Quincy at 18th and Broadway is one of the stores that close... I am a loyal Walgreens patron, and can't stand their main competitor.

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