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By Rachelle Bowden in News on Sep 19, 2006 1:42AM


  • Metra ridership is at an all-time high. We're sure this has to do with the record-breaking gas prices. Oh, but looky here, gas prices are going down all around Chicagoland.
  • Yellow Cab, Wolley Cab, Checker Cab: It's all the same.
  • Federated is pissing people off again by trying to put up giant 5 ft. x 30 ft. lighted Macy's signs on the historic Field's building.
  • Said Wal-Mart on the day Daley vetoed the big-box ordinance:
    "This is a great day for the citizens of Chicago. The city council's action to sustain the mayor's veto will ensure more jobs, more convenience and more choice for Chicago's working families. This opens the door for desperately-needed business investment and development in the city, with job opportunities and savings for those who need it most. We will open our first store in the city on Chicago's west side later this month. This store will show what a great asset Wal-Mart can be to the community, as an employer and corporate citizen, and as an affordable resource for thousands of Chicago's working families. We commend Mayor Daley for vetoing the ordinance and the city council for sustaining the veto to ensure more jobs, more savings and more economic development opportunities for all Chicagoans."

"Hello, is Chiquita there?" via The Looper in Contribute.