Carbondale, Mt. Vernon JCPenney stores to close

JCPenney stores in Carbondale and Mt. Vernon to close

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS (KFVS) - JCPenney stores located at University Mall in Carbondale and Times Square Mall in Mt. Vernon are scheduled to close.

The store closing locations were announce by JCPenney on Thursday.

Dates as to when the stores will be closed have not been released.

In all, JCPenny said it will be closing 154 stores nationwide.

“Following a comprehensive review of our retail footprint, JCPenney made the difficult decision to close 154 stores,” they stated on their company blog. “We will continue to operate the majority of our stores and our flagship store, jcp.com, to ensure our valued customers continue to have access to the products and brands they need and want.”

JCPenney filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in mid-May.

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