Woodfield and Orland Square malls announced Thursday they will open at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, joining Macy's, Sears, Kohl's and Staples in pushing their opening time two hours earlier.
Woodfield, in Schaumburg, will remain open until 10 p.m. Black Friday, the traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season. Orland Square will close at 1 a.m. Friday and reopen at 6 a.m.
That doesn't mean all the stores in the malls will be open. It is up to individual retailers to determine their hours.
Water Tower Place, which last year was closed on Thanksgiving except for its Mity Nice restaurant, also plans to open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, though hours for individual stores...