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.

SHARE Woodfield Mall to reopen Friday, with others to follow
A Thanksgiving Day crowd in 2013 at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.

A Thanksgiving Day crowd in 2013 at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.

Sun-Times Media

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.

The Latest
The Cops & Kids Invitational Chess Tournament brought out about 120 students from 10 public schools to Guaranteed Rate Field on Tuesday.
The lottery to set the order of names on the February 2023 municipal ballot was held Tuesday, and challenger Ja’Mal Green got the first spot, followed by Ald. Sophia King, state Rep. Kam Buckner and businessman Willie Wilson.
Lynn Sweet sits down with the longest-serving Black female White House correspondent, April Ryan, to discuss her book, Black Women Will Save the World: An Anthem. Stream the episode on December 15 at 6:30 p.m. CT.
Since Day 1 of the regular season, the success of the Bulls has always been on the shoulders of Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, and Nikola Vucevic. Now in this rough patch, it’s up to that “Big Three” to get them out.
Hillcrest rolls into the third week of the season unbeaten and with three wins over ranked teams.