Posts tagged "food desert"

Politics in review: Rep. Rush vows to stop Metra's project; fresh food relief to food deserts; 41 alderman 'trust' Rahm

Politics in review: Rep. Rush vows to stop Metra's project; fresh food relief to food deserts; 41 alderman 'trust' Rahm
Here’s a roundup of political news from the past week: U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush wants to derail Metra before it moves forward with a multimillion-dollar federal construction project in his 1st Congressional District, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Rush is peeved because none of the bidders vying for the biggest contract–an $86 million construction deal–are... Read more »

City bans fast food restaurants. Should Chicago be next?

Some communities ban bars, liquor stores or strip clubs. But South Los Angeles is using its zoning laws to outlaw a different kind of foe: fast food. In 2008, South L.A., which has high poverty and obesity rates, enacted a moratorium on new fast food restaurants. And it’s stuck. Since then, not one McDonald’s or... Read more »

Forget a price war: Jewel and Dominick's could make money by just coming to the South Side

As local grocery store chains lower prices in an effort to lure more shoppers, many South Side residents spend billions of dollars elsewhere because their communities lack sufficient retail outlets as Natalie Moore of Chicago Public Radio explains. In The Chicago Reporter’s new cover investigation, Kelly Virella documents how race and gentrification may drive the... Read more »
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