Food Deserts, Unemployment Could Give Wal-Mart And Daley An Opening

04/23/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Laura Washington Chicago Sun-Times

It's called kicking the can down the road. In 2006, Mayor Richard M. Daley took a political hit that still reverberates today. The Service Employee International Union rammed a "big box" ordinance down the throats of the City Council. Its goal: To keep Wal-Mart mega stores out of underserved neighborhoods.

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