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Cash Registers are Chiming as the Holiday Season Kicks Off
Cash Registers are Chiming as the Holiday Season Kicks Off

Retailers say the holiday shopping season appears to be getting off to a healthy start.

Here, in Springfield, store workers say crowds were big Thursday night until Friday morning as shoppers looked to grab some cut-rate deals.

Area police departments were out in force Thursday night.  At least two people were arrested for shoplifting at the Wal-Mart on North Dirksen and another man could be facing charges for an altercation that took place in the electronics department.

A Wal-Mart department manager says at least a half-dozen police were stationed in the store Thursday night.