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Wal-Mart Coming To A Chicago Corner Near You

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After years of arguments about whether Wal-Mart would be good for Chicago, the big-box retailer finally got its foot in the door--and the city can now...

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...

Nearly 70 Percent Of Chicagoans Want Second Wal-Mart: Poll

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A new Tribune/WGN poll found that 68 percent of city residents would like to see a new Wal-Mart store in Chicago, and 72 percent say Wal-Mart would be...

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...

Wal-Mart Conducts Push Poll To Promote Chicago Expansion

NBC Chicago | Steve Rhodes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On the face of it, a new poll commissioned by Wal-Mart sounds convincing - and massive ......

Chicagoans Want Another Wal-Mart: Poll

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

A new Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce poll showed many Chicagoans want a second Wal-Mart store in the city....

Wal-Mart's Chicago Push Gets Hip-Hop Backing (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Supporters of Wal-Mart's controversial bid to open a second Chicago store, at 83rd at Stewart in Chatham, now have starpower on their side. Chicago h...

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'...

Wal-Mart Plans Farmers Market In Latest PR Offensive

Chicago Tribune | Sandra M. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to hold a farmers market on Saturday at the vacant site where it wants to build its second city store as it steps up pressu...

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...

Wal-Mart Eyeing Far South, West Sides For Chicago Stores: Alderman

Progress Illinois | Adam Doster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While Wal-Mart has clearly expressed interest in reviving efforts to open several stores in Chicago, the mega-retailer and ally Mayor Daley have kept ...

Wal-Mart Planning Up To Five New Chicago Stores

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Citing the need for new investment to boost the sagging local economy, Wal-Mart is preparing a new push for approval of as many as five new stores in ...