Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce

The Sears store location in Cape Girardeau will soon close along with a list of others across the country.

That’s according to Cape Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, John Mehner, who says this particular round of closings for the Sears Corporation is aimed at their big box - or “large format” - stores.

For years, the location on Siemers Drive has experienced a notably small crowd of customers.

Jacob McCleland / KRCU

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon continues to push his Medicaid expansion plan.

The governor stopped by the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce on Thursday to make his case for increasing Medicaid coverage for 300,000 Missourians.

Governor Nixon characterized the expansion as a “business decision.”