Food Desert

Crisp! Fresh Market is opening in a converted unit of a Ford Heights apartment complex. (Credit: Housing Authority of Cook County.)

Unit In Ford Heights Apartment Complex Converted Into Grocery Store

A grocery store has its grand opening today in one of the Chicago area’s starkest examples of a food desert.

06/24/2015

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Chicago Already Has Medical Marijuana ‘Deserts’

Some African-American neighborhoods have a dearth of grocery stores. They also won’t have any marijuana dispensaries, CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

02/26/2015

Produce grows at an inner-city garden. (Mason Johnson)

Urban Farms Expanding In Chicago

Soon, yet another inner-city garden will offer healthy, fresh food. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

10/29/2014

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Illinois Fresh Food Fund To Provide Groceries For ‘Food Deserts’

Illinoisans in so called “food deserts” will have better access to fresh food under a new state program.

07/30/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn (left) said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) was "putting the cart before the horse" by talking about plans for what the city would do with revenue from a Chicago casino, when Quinn has yet to decide whether to sign legislation for a major gambling expansion in Illinois. Emanuel said he "will not allow Chicago’s future to be held hostage because the state obviously has other financial issues and their resources have been drying up over the years." (Credit: CBS)

Mayor Emanuel Downplays Report He Cussed At Governor

Witnesses describe an expletive-filled phone call to Gov. Pat Quinn over how the governor has dealt with casino gambling and pension reform.

06/08/2012