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City Council reins in Chicago dollar stores

Posted on AllSides February 21st, 2024
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Amid complaints of filthy, unsafe stores in the city pushing shoppers to cleaner suburban locations, the City Council agreed Wednesday to rein in Chicago’s 149 dollar stores with what the companies call a “moratorium.” By a 42-to-7 vote, alderpersons approved an ordinance championed by Ald. Matt O’Shea (19th) that prevents new and expanding “small box retailers” from locating “within one mile of an existing store owned or managed by the same controlling person.” The ordinance defines dollar stores as retail establishments that offer or advertise the majority of items at...

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