Food Deserts

City Hall: Food Deserts Shrunk 20 Percent Since 2011The City of Chicago is celebrating a milestone in its efforts to reduce so-called "food deserts" in low-income neighborhoods.
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.
New Ordinance Allows For Fresh Produce Carts In Food DesertsA new city ordinance aims to increase the flow of fresh produce into so-called food deserts in Chicago.
Jennifer Hudson Opens Weight Loss Center In Hyde ParkAcademy Award winner and Chicago native Jennifer Hudson opened a new weight loss center in the Hyde Park neighborhood on Tuesday.
Real Estate Firm: Food Desert Crisis Continues In ChicagoA real estate research company says food stores have been expanding in Chicago's South and West sides, but not enough to change the name from food deserts.
Fresh Produce Coming To More Walgreens DrugstoresMore Chicago area Walgreens drugstores will soon offer fresh produce.
Emanuel Announces 600 New Walgreens Jobs; Threatens 625 City JobsMayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday that Walgreens is set to bring 600 jobs to Chicago over the next two years, but at the same time he warned of up to 625 city layoffs if labor unions don’t agree to cost savings measures.
Emanuel Praises Save-A-Lot For Tackling Food DesertsMayor-elect Rahm Emanuel on Thursday praised the Save-A-Lot grocery store chain for taking steps to reduce the number of so-called "food deserts" in Chicago by building five new stores and promising to build 30 by 2015.
Emanuel Seeks To Eliminate Food DesertsRahm Emanuel claims to be the only mayoral candidate with a plan to address the lack of grocery stores in some South Side neighborhoods – often called "food deserts."