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Ald. JoAnn Thompsspeaks groundbreaking for Englewood Square five-acre retail center anchored by Whole Foods  63rd   Halsted. Tuesday

Ald. JoAnn Thompson speaks at the groundbreaking for Englewood Square, a five-acre retail center anchored by Whole Foods at 63rd & Halsted. Tuesday, July 1, 2014 | Brian Jackson/ Sun-Times

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Updated: August 3, 2014 6:27AM

Six years ago, Ald. Joann Thompson (16th) traveled to the International Council of Shopping Centers convention in Las Vegas to urge retailers to take a chance on Chicago’s impoverished and crime-ridden Englewood community.

She came away empty and despondent...READ MORE

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