Food Deserts

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City Hall: Food Deserts Shrunk 20 Percent Since 2011

The City of Chicago is celebrating a milestone in its efforts to reduce so-called “food deserts” in low-income neighborhoods.

WBBM Newsradio–08/16/2013

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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.


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New Ordinance Allows For Fresh Produce Carts In Food Deserts

A new city ordinance aims to increase the flow of fresh produce into so-called food deserts in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2012

Academy Award and Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson at the grand opening of the Jennifer Hudson Weight Watchers Center in Hyde Park on Sept. 27, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Jennifer Hudson Opens Weight Loss Center In Hyde Park

Academy Award winner and Chicago native Jennifer Hudson opened a new weight loss center in the Hyde Park neighborhood on Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2011

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Real Estate Firm: Food Desert Crisis Continues In Chicago

A 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.

CBS Chicago–08/12/2011

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Fresh Produce Coming To More Walgreens Drugstores

More Chicago area Walgreens drugstores will soon offer fresh produce.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on June 29, 2011, that Walgreens would bring 600 new jobs to Chicago over the next two years, but at the same time he was threatening 625 city layoffs if labor unions didn't agree to cost saving measures. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Announces 600 New Walgreens Jobs; Threatens 625 City Jobs

Mayor 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.

CBS Chicago–06/29/2011

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Emanuel Praises Save-A-Lot For Tackling Food Deserts

Mayor-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.

CBS Chicago–03/03/2011

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Emanuel Seeks To Eliminate Food Deserts

Rahm 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.”

WBBM Newsradio–02/18/2011