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Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson floats idea of city-run grocery stores

Posted on AllSides September 19th, 2023
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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.”

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