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Morning Newsfeed: Banned Brown-Bag Lunches, Walmart in Lakeview, the Civil War in Lincoln Park, and More

In an effort to promote healthy eating, one CPS school has banned brown-bag lunches. (Tribune) Walmart is set to announce a Lakeview location. Meanwhile, Crain’s examines how the superstore’s plan for an Austin location has not worked out. (Crain’s) The Chicago Department of Transportation is studying how to improve public transit on the south side. […]

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The Wal-Mart Beat Gets Weird

Dan Mihalpoulos and Katie Fretland, 1/22: Before walking out of the back room encounter with Rolando Rodriguez, Wal-Mart’s regional general manager for Illinois and northern Indiana, Mr. Daley urged the company to do a better job of swaying public opinion, the source who witnessed the conversation said. Kevin Robinson, 1/26: I wanted to know more […]

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Buy High, Sell Low

Most of us would agree that it’s great news—that it’s about-freaking-time news—when the city announces it’s forged a deal to bring a supermarket to a longtime food desert in Roseland. Many of us might also wonder if it should have taken less than ten years and cost less than $3 million in taxpayer money.

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The next big box war . . . and peace

Wal-Mart and its chief City Council booster, 21st Ward alderman Howard Brookins Jr., are reviving their six-year campaign to open a store on a south-side property that was once home to a Ryerson Steel plant. This time it looks like they’re going to get their store, and they probably won’t need to wage a major […]