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By Peter Jacobsen
Source: Fee Stories

Chicago’s new mayor, Brandon Johnson, is experimenting with a surprising new city policy— government-run grocery stores.

The policy idea was announced by Johnson earlier this week. “I am proud to work alongside partners to take this step in envisioning what a municipally owned grocery store in Chicago could look like,” he said.

The proposal comes in response to an apparent lack of access to grocery stores after giants Walmart and Whole Foods closed down their stores in large areas of the city.

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