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Rolling the racks onto the sidewalks again

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Merchants downtown Evanston and the Dempster-Chicago shopping district are rolling racks back onto the sidewalk this morning for the second day of their weekend-long sidewalk sale.

Despite the thunderstorms, one participating store, Urban Outfitters is selling clearance items with an additional 50 percent off.

One customer Johnny Pera of Evanston, said "I bought this exact shirt a week ago for three times the price that it is now," as he shuffled through the outdoor racks.

Although the deals are great, not all downtown stores are participating, supplies are quickly diminishing, and the forecast all weekend predicts thunderstorms.

The sale continues through Sunday. You can find a list of participating downtown merchants here and of participating Chicago-Dempster merchants here.

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