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South Side Activists Call For Wal-Mart Reconsideration

CHICAGO, Ill (WBBM)-- Community activists in the Little Village neighborhood are calling on Mayor Daley and Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel to reconsider their intentions for the Wal-Mart developments in Chicago, WBBM-AM's Michelle Fiore reports.

At a news conference Sunday afternoon at 26th Street and Kolin, Raul Montes Jr. said people could benefit from having a Wal-Mart more centrally located in the city, vs. the locations on the South Side, which are currently planned.

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Montes says Wal-Mart would do well at 26th and Kostner, which has been vacant for years. Montes says he and others in Little Village have sent letters to their alderman over the past few months and have so far, gotten no response.

He says they feel ignored.

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