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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
With other job and business options limited, aldermen talk about bringing more Wal-Marts to Chicago.