Fashion maximalist Heather Thorgaard considers rainbows and sparkles neutrals.
There’s a massive backlash to the sale of menswear company Bonobos (founded by Chicago native Andy Dunn) to Wal-Mart.
The only place to truly enjoy something as absurd as a deep-fried Twinkie is at a state fair.
The City Council’s progressive caucus holds a budget hearing, because someone has to.
With the opening of its first downtown store, Walmart sticks its foot firmly through the city’s door.
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. […]
Who paid pro-Walmart demonstrators $100 apiece?
It’s not just the low wages or the near-scientific union busting. It’s the preference for poverty, the business model built on turnover, the manipulative PR. Is this really the best way to bring jobs and food to the south and west sides?
Alderman Anthony Beale says Walmart is the only retailer interested in Pullman. But more union-friendly retailers say nobody asked them.
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 […]
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.
Driftglass has a poignant interpretation of the Wal-Mart battle.
A new crop of music retailers takes aim at Apple.
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 […]
With other job and business options limited, aldermen talk about bringing more Wal-Marts to Chicago.