chi-Toys R' Us
The closures of Toys R’ Us outlets are just the most well-known of the many occurring in today’s tough environment.

CHICAGO—Certain portions of the retail sector are doing well in today’s very challenging environment, but the overall picture remains somewhat grim, especially in Chicago and other Midwest metro areas. Officials from Ten-X Commercial, an online and only end-to-end transaction platform for commercial real estate, say retail’s slow recovery, which already lags behind other sectors, has slowed or even come to a halt. Overall investment in retail…