Sears On State Showcases Celebrity Signed Chairs

Chairs Make State Street Debut From October 12 Through November 5 to Benefit

                            Chicago Charities

  WHAT:     Sears on State will display 16 one-of-a-kind chairs signed by
            local and national celebrities in its State Street store
            windows.  The chairs, among more than 100 others, will be
            auctioned at the 12th annual Celebrity Charity Chair Auction on
            November 15.  Proceeds will benefit five local charities
            including: Chicago Children's Advocacy Center, Chicago Coalition
            for the Homeless, Chicago Communities in Schools, The Children's
            Place Association and the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Foundation.
            Sears on State Downtown Neighborhood Campaign is the presenting
            sponsor of the event.

            The Celebrity Charity Chair Auction will take place
            November 15, 2001, from 6-10 p.m. in the Gold Coast Room at
            The Drake Hotel.  The focal point of the evening is the live and
            silent auction of the celebrity chairs.  Ticket price is $80.
            Mary McCall is the founder/producer of the Celebrity Charity
            Chair Auction.  For more information, please call 312-527-5948.

  WHO:      The 16 chairs on display at Sears on State have been signed by
            Bozo the Clown, Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Mel Brooks,
            Ray Charles, Mayor Richard M. Daley, Duran Duran,
            Michael Jordan, Ann Landers, Regis Philbin, Penn and Teller,
            Yo Yo Ma, Barry Manilow, The Rock, Sammy Sosa and Frank Gehry's
            Chair for Knoll Studio.

  WHERE:    Sears on State
            2 N. State St. (NW corner of State and Madison streets)

  WHEN:     Friday, October 12, 2001
            10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
            Note: Media will be allowed in the windows only during this

  VISUAL:   Unveiling of celebrity chairs from inside the Sears on State
            storefront windows.

  WHY:      Sears on State Downtown Neighborhood Campaign supports programs
            that enrich the lives of those who live, work and play downtown.

  CONTACT:  Rebecca Hary/Melissa Winchester
            Sears, Roebuck and Co.
            (847) 286-3796/5708

PRNewswire -- Oct. 11

SOURCE: Sears, Roebuck and Co.


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