CHICAGO (WLS) — Thousands of people flooded the streets of Chicago to do some Black Friday shopping, but some could struggle to find what they need with supply chain issues impacting stores everywhere.
Online shopping has seemingly taken over this American tradition in recent years, but some people are happy to be doing it the old-fashioned way: in person.
“Stores were definitely a lot emptier this year,” shopper Maggie Wolfe said. “But, you know, got some good deals. Like to go shopping for things I need in my life, get some gifts for people, so it worked out well.”
While shoppers trickled into the Kohls in Bucktown, crowds were spotted waiting in line outside the Chicago Premium Outlets mall in west suburban Aurora Friday morning.
Aurora police tweeted that the mall had reached capacity at 12:17 p.m. Mall entrances were closed temporarily and traffic was redirected. The mall reopened a …