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Illinois companies, including Sam’s Club and Sears, warn off more than 500 job losses in June

Illinois companies, including Sam’s Club and Sears, warn off more than 500 job losses in June

The closures of an Aurora manufacturing plant, a Woodridge Sam's Club and another Chicago Savers thrift shop contributed to more than 500 layoffs reported to the state in June.

Some 200 people will be out of a job at the Philips manufacturing plant in Aurora, where the Dunlee brand, acquired by Philips in 2001, makes medical imaging component parts.

Philips, based in Amsterdam, plans to close the plant by the end of the year and move production to an existing company site in Hamburg, Germany, the Dutch company said in a statement. Dunlee moved its headquarters to the Aurora facility in 1994.

"This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects the fact that the GTC...

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