New store to open in location of Tinley Park murders

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A new retailer is opening this week in the former Lane Bryant store where five women were killed in 2008.

T.J. Maxx opens on Thursday in the Brookside shopping center in South suburban Tinley Park.

On February 2, 2008 a gunman walked into the clothing store and shot five women.

A sixth woman survived but the gunman has never been found.

The store has been renovated and T.J. Maxx will donate $10,000 to a Tinley Park charity in honor of the slain women.

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  • lisa

    In your report today on Layn Bryant . The reported said Together We Cope was founded or started because of the slain women. TWC has been helping others for over 20 years that I can remember. They started in a garage helping feed people with a small food pantry. Now they do so much for the community with food, shelter, Christmas gift for kids that would not have anything. You should do a peice on them. Something positive.

  • Kathy

    As Lisa said above, I wonder why as recent as this morning (11/7) you are still reporting Together We Cope was founded as a memorial to the Lane Bryant victims. It wasn't. A simple bit of research and you would have found the info below.

    From humble beginnings to major social service agency
    The closing of steel production plants was one more development in the recession of 1982 that plunged many south suburban families into financial distress and poverty.
    In response to the steel mill closings, which hit south suburban residents particularly hard, Oak Forest resident Loraine Cook founded Together We Cope in 1982. Initially, she was called upon to collect clothing for a family in her church that needed assistance. As more families experienced financial difficulty in her neighborhood, she became known for gathering food and clothing and helping those families. Soon, she had a stockpile of life’s necessities donated by family and friends.

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