Food Deserts

Mayor Emanuel & Walgreens Announce 600 New Jobs

On Wednesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that Walgreens’ new “Chicago Hometown Investment Initiative” will bring 600 new jobs to Chicago over the next two years. The initiative will also quadruple the number of Walgreens stores located in the city’s food deserts. This is the fifth major jobs announcement Mayor Emanuel has made during his term, […]

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Mayor Emanuel Addresses Food Desert Problem in Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with executives from six major grocery chains on Wednesday to open a serious dialogue about eliminating food deserts in six targeted communities in Chicago, including North Lawndale, Douglas, Englewood, Chatham, Roseland and West Pullman. “It is unacceptable that 450,000 Chicagoans do not have access to healthy, fresh foods for their family […]

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