Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson floats idea of city-run grocery stores
Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson is considering city-run grocery stores after several popular chains have shuttered outlets.
Mr. Johnson, a Democrat, said last week that his administration would enter a partnership with the progressive nonprofit group Economic Security Project to help place stores in the most needed areas around the city.
“We know access to grocery stores is already a challenge for many residents, especially on the South and West sides,” the mayor said in a statement. “My administration is committed to advancing innovative, whole-of-government approaches to address these inequities.”