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Sam’s Club opens new Illinois store

Bentonville, Ark. -- Sam's Club will open its newest club at 460 S. Weber Road in Romeoville, Ill., on Oct. 3. The Romeoville club will become the 21st Sam's Club in the Chicago area.

There are 29 Sam's Clubs throughout Illinois, employing more than 4,000 associates. More than 150 new jobs were created by the new Romeoville Sam's Club. The new Sam's Club measures approximately 136,000 sq. ft. Daylight-harvesting skylights reduce the amount of energy required to light the store by up to 75% daily. LED lighting throughout the club, including in the cooler and freezer box doors and jewelry counter, operates 70% more efficiently than traditional fluorescent lighting. There will also be a full-service pharmacy and a hearing aid center.

"Sam's Club has been in Chicago and throughout the dynamic communities it encompasses for more than two decades, so we're proud to grow even more in this area with our new club," said.  Rosalind Brewer, president and CEO of Sam’s Club. "This grand opening kicks off an aggressive month when Sam's Club will open eight new clubs throughout the U.S. We are excited to begin a month-long celebration in Romeoville."

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