Sears has already closed or announced plans to close 330 stores this year. It now says it will shutter 28 more, including three Illinois Kmart stores.
Stores in Oak Lawn, Elmhurst and Belleville are expected to shut down by mid-November, Sears said Thursday.
Sears continued to struggle in its second quarter with declining sales amid heightened competition.
"The retail environment remained challenging," Sears Holdings Corp. said in a statement.
The Hoffman Estates-based company reported that its second-quarter loss narrowed to $251 million, or $2.34 per share. Losses, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to $1.16 per share.
Revenue fell 23...