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• The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Walmart representatives continue to look for new sites in the city of Chicago, though they say that no specific locations have yet been identified.

The story follows the report earlier this week that Mayor Richard Daley had said that the city had to get out of the way and allow food retailers to open stores in underserved neighborhoods…which is not what happened when the City Council prevented Walmart from opening just such a store in just such a neighborhood last year.

The biggest problem, of course, is that Chicago is a pro-union city…and Walmart is an assiduously anti-union retailer.

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