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Some Wal-Mart Express Stores Are Closing, But Doing Damage First
Jan. 20, 2016
Wal-mart announced that two of its express locations would soon close, but that’s such a small fraction of their footprint. And, along with the chains closing, an independent stalwart in the Lincoln Park neighborhood shuttered.
Google will not be out-droned
Nov. 2, 2015
Project Wing would become another rival in the business of delivering consumer packages by drone, already eyed by Amazon and Wal-Mart. Lots of questions remain about how it all will work.
Wal-Mart's reinvention plan: spend an additional $1B on wages
Sep. 2, 2015
More workers and more hours equal more money, but the country's largest retailer plans to do what it takes to improve customer experience.
River North denial of Wal-Mart liquor license spurs lawsuit
Mar. 13, 2013
Wal-Mart has sued the city of Chicago after local officials denied a liquor license for its store in the River North neighborhood.
Labor groups, employees protest Wal-Mart on Black Friday
Nov. 23, 2012
Protesters want the nation’s largest retailer to offer more dependable schedules, better health care and higher wages to employees.
Funds for new charter-school agency raise conflict-of-interest questions
Dec. 15, 2011
A new government agency could boost the number of charter schools in Illinois.
Walmart makes inroads with Lakeview store
Nov. 30, 2011
Wal-Mart Inc. made inroads into one of Chicago's most affluent and predominantly gay North Side neighborhoods with its store opening in Lakeview on Wednesday morning.
Walmart opens first store in downtown Chicago
Sep. 21, 2011
Walmart is continuing to branch out in the Chicago market. It opened its first downtown store Wednesday.This Walmart is not like the other Wal-Marts in Chicago or even Illinois.
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