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Chicago Could Get Dozens Of Wal-Marts

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Wal-Mart is prepared to build "dozens" of Chicago stores large and small if Mayor Daley can find a way to break a six-year-old City Council stalemate ...

A Reluctant Vote for Walmart -- A Report From the Chicago City Council

Joe Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Joe Moore

I voted for the zoning change to allow for the Walmart because I wanted to honor the hard work of labor and community organizations. I cast my vote with great trepidation, however.

Wal-Mart Chicago Fight: Creating Jobs Pitted Against Protecting Small Businesses

Chicago Sun-Times | MARY MITCHELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In many areas starved for retail businesses, welcoming a Wal-Mart would be a no-brainer. But Ald. Howard Brookins (21st) is having one heck of a time...

We're Mad and We're Not Going to Take it Anymore

Ald. Howard Brookins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ald. Howard Brookins

Many of our neighborhoods are suffering in food deserts and increasing violence, yet we are slamming our doors to the one food retailer who is ready to invest in our poorest neighborhoods without asking for any financial incentives?

Daley Touts Wal-Mart As Store Proposal Moves In City Council

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard Daley and officials with Wal-Mart appeared at a green jobs news conference today, so it was inevitable that talk would turn to Wal-Mart'...

Vote Put Off On 2nd Chicago Wal-Mart

Crain's Chicago Business | Monée Fields-White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A move to bring a second Wal-Mart store within city limits has been stalled once again....

Wal-Mart Chicago Expansion Facing City Council

Chicago Sun-Times | FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Whether the city should allow Wal-Mart to expand its presence here - a political donnybrook that gave birth to the big-box minimum wage ordinance that...

Alderman Wants 2nd Chicago Wal-Mart

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ald. Howard Brookins (21st) said Monday he plans to introduce an amended redevelopment agreement at the April 22 Council meeting that would allow Wal-...

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

Chicago Sun-Times | Laura Washington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

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 In...

Organized Labor Digging In Against Wal-Mart's Chicago Push

Crain's Chicago Business | Monée Fields-White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Opposition to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is stiffening at City Hall even as the retailer pitches its expansion as an antidote to recession. [...] The reason...