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Casino At Thompson Center? Local Business Leader Thinks So

Posted 11.14.2011 | Chicago

An influential local business leader on Tuesday said he believes the James R. Thompson Center-- in the middle of downtown Chicago-- would be a great s...

Battle Over Affordable Housing Leads To Shake-Up Among Black Aldermen

Posted 07.19.2011 | Chicago

Alderman Howard Brookins of Chicago's 21st Ward was chosen as the leader of the City Council's black caucus, after the group's previous leader stepped...

Olympics Bust Is Wal-Mart's Gain?

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

Now that Mayor Daley's Olympic dream has gone up in flames, a South Side alderman is turning up the heat for City Council approval of Chicago's second...

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...

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-...