Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Guess Where the Southside Chicago Wal-Marts Will be Built

Read about it here.

The sites are in the wards of Aldermen Howard Brookins Jr. (21st), Anthony Beale (9th), Dorothy Tillman (3rd), Shirley Coleman (16th) and Arenda Troutman (20th,) respectively. All but Ms. Coleman voted against an ordinance approved by the City Council to require Wal-Mart and other big-box retailers to pay a minimum wage of at least $10 an hour, plus $3 in fringe benefits. Ms. Coleman switched sides after Mayor Daley vetoed the bill, giving him the support he needed to sustain his veto.
Does anyone besides me think this looks like a payoff by Wal-Mart for votes?

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