CHICAGO
10/17/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Food, Retail Deserts Cause South Siders To Spend Billions In Other Areas

South Side of Chicago residents are forced to spend billions of dollars each year outside of their communities. There are few restaurants or retail shops for them to go to in their own neighborhoods. And basic shopping needs such as groceries and household items often go unmet.

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