Posts tagged "Walmart"

Is Rahm Pimpin Englewood

Is Rahm Pimpin Englewood
I guess my age is catching up with me. I can remember the dreary bus ride along 63rd street to Lindblom Technical High School. The only non blighted spot on 63rd street was the 63rd Halsted Street mall. The mall had stores that included Sears, Jewel Foods and a movie theater. From my freshman year... Read more »

Is This The Swan Song For Jewel-Osco

Is This The Swan Song For Jewel-Osco
The rumors had been flying for several months that Supervalu, the parent company of Jewel and Save-A-Lot stores was looking to sell the chains. Supervalu had previously announced that they were going to close over 200 stores nationwide. Today, they announced that Jewel-Osco would be sold. http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-supervalu-to-sell-jewelosco-othe5-chains-to-cerberusled-group-20130110,0,1454046.story There had been rumors that the 87th Street(Dan Ryan)... Read more »

Is the Tax Payer Financed Bridge To Chatham Back On

Is the Tax Payer Financed Bridge To Chatham Back On
Back in 2009 I brought up a proposal that was on the table at the time. The proposal was to build a one way bridge over the Dan Ryan at 85th Street that would bring traffic from Lafayette Street the 21st ward from businesses such as Walmart over into the 6th ward to prevent gridlock... Read more »
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Walmart: 9 Months Later

In January of this year Walmart opened a supercenter in the West Chatham community at 8331 S Stewart. The store opened after several years of intense negotiations with the city of chicago, Labor unions and Walmart. My counterparts at the 6th Ward blog covered the opening. Subsequently, Walmart opened a market store in the West... Read more »

GCA Meeting: Alderman Michelle Harris and Anthony Beale Sold Me Out

GCA Meeting: Alderman Michelle Harris and Anthony Beale Sold Me Out
The Greater Chatham Alliance(GCA) meeting was held today at St. James Lutheran Church in Chatham. The crowd turnout was greater than expected and the meeting had to be moved from the basement to the Sanctuary. After going over organization business, Alderman Roderick Sawyer was given the floor to address two issues. The opening on a... Read more »

The Walmart Era has Begun on the Southside

The Walmart Era has Begun on the Southside
It’s official,the Walmart era has begun. The Walmart Express store opened approximately 6 months ago, in West Chatham,with a lot of fanfare that included a visit from Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Yesterday the Walmart Superstore opened with the same fanfare. I wasn’t there for the rah rah speeches but went to see what was the hoopla... Read more »
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The New 6/8/9th Ward

The New 6/8/9th Ward
Well its over for now. The Black Caucus led by Alderman Howard Brookins finally bent down and kissed the ring and crowned the new king. Move over King Richard and make room for King Rahm. Only two African American Alderman had the guts to stand up and say NO. The rest gave in like cowards... Read more »

The Bridge to Chatham or Nowhere: Who Will Decide

The Bridge to Chatham or Nowhere: Who Will Decide
It looks like the Walmart being built in West Chatham in the Chatham Market Mall is on schedule to open in Feb 2012. Now it will get interesting because this is where politician and so called community activist who sold their souls for this Walmart are going to have to put up or hide. They... Read more »

Has Walmart Become the Lesser of the Evils?

Has Walmart Become the Lesser of the Evils?
Do you go to Walmart or to the gaudy variety store? Well, this is the question that residents are facing and it appears that Walmart is becoming the lesser of the evils. Walmart coming to the community was not overwhelmingly accepted and neither was the sign laden store at 336 E. 95th Street. The Walmart... Read more »
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