Black Friday protest held over South Side Target store closures

CHICAGO — Demonstrators protested Black Friday outside one of two South Side Targets slated to close.

Protesters tried to convince shoppers to boycott the retailer.

They said Target was out to get their Black Friday money before closing this store in Chatham and one in Morgan Park.

Target will close the stores in February, citing years of under performance. The company also said many who work at the stores will be given opportunities to transfer to other stores.

Congressman BobbyRush says he's puzzled by that reason, saying the stores are always full of customers.

Target is opening two new stores on the North Side, one in Rogers Park the other in Logan Square.