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Monday, August 10

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At today's city council zoning committee meeting today, a vote on the much-delayed Chicago Wal-Mart store is planned. Alderman Emma Mitts believes she has line up enough votes to OK the Wal-Mart store for the city, even though the store has not responded to the demands by union leaders that was mentioned on GB yesterday (and Jesse Jackson has spoken out against Wal-Mart, calling the store "Kool-Aid and cyanide"). So we might be seeing a Wal-Mart store opening up on the West Side soon.

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