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Woodfield Mall to reopen Friday, with others to follow

The plans for Woodfield were disclosed in a public relations firm’s invitations to media to take photos and videos at the mall Friday morning.

A Thanksgiving Day crowd in 2013 at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.
A Thanksgiving Day crowd in 2013 at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.
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Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg will reopen Friday, but other suburban shopping centers will wait until next week or haven’t disclosed their plans.

The plans for Woodfield were disclosed in a public relations firm’s invitations to media to take photos and videos at the mall Friday morning. Woodfield’s owner, Simon Property Group, did not respond to inquiries about its plans. A mall employee told the Chicago Sun-Times that it would open at 11 a.m. Friday.

Simon also was unavailable to discuss plans for its other suburban properties, Gurnee Mills in Gurnee, Chicago Premium Outlets in Aurora and Orland Square in Orland Park.

Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills and Fox Valley Mall in Aurora said they will reopen Monday.

Oakbrook Center in Oak Brook, Spring Hill Mall in West Dundee and Northbrook Court in Northbrook, all owned by Brookfield Properties, have not issued reopening plans. Brookfield did not reply to inquiries.

The malls mostly have been closed to shoppers except for curbside service during the coronavirus pandemic.