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by Adam Doster
12:44pm
Mon Jun 28, 2010

Watching Walmart Wages

Who will ensure Walmart holds up its end of last week's tenuous agreement that apparently cleared the way for a second Chicago store? Ald. Howard Brookins Jr. (21st Ward), an ardent supporter of Walmart's proposed Chicago expansion, says that the City Council will be on the case. "They need to live up to what they agreed to," he said during an appearance on WLS' NewsViews broadcast yesterday.

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by Angela Caputo
11:49am
Mon Feb 1, 2010

The Latest In TIF Reform: Burke's Living Wage Measure

While Wal-Mart has long been criticized for paying low-wages, the mega-retailer's insistence on expanding its reach in the Chicago market could end up lifting the floor on wages in those large swathes of the city made up of tax increment financing (TIF) districts.

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