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Chicago City Council Votes to Limit Dollar Store Development

Chicago City Council Votes to Limit Dollar Store Development

Susan Holmberg

February 21, 2024

Another city is fighting back against dollar chains. The Chicago City Council has voted to enact an ordinance that will limit development of new chain dollar stores. Over 60 other cities and towns have enacted similar ordinances in recent years, but Chicago is the largest city to date to do so.  READ MORE


REGISTER NOW: Small Business vs. Monopoly Power—March 4th

REGISTER NOW: Small Business vs. Monopoly Power—March 4th

Katy Milani

February 15, 2024

Join independent businesses from across the country for a virtual town hall event to mark our progress and build momentum to rein in monopoly power and level the playing field for small, independent businesses.   READ MORE


In the Chicago Tribune: Why Chicago Needs to Limit Dollar Stores

In the Chicago Tribune: Why Chicago Needs to Limit Dollar Stores

Susan Holmberg

February 15, 2024

"Eliminating food deserts requires many solutions. But there is one absolutely essential action: preventing dollar stores from proliferating," Tulsa City Council Member Vanessa Hall-Harper and ILSR Senior Researcher Kennedy Smith wrote in The Chicago Tribune in support of a proposal to limit dollar stores.  READ MORE


ILSR Responds to the CFPB’s Proposed Guardrails for Digital Banking

ILSR Responds to the CFPB’s Proposed Guardrails for Digital Banking

Katy Milani

January 24, 2024

ILSR supports the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's proposed “open banking” rule to establish important guardrails for digital banking. But it needs additional provisions to ensure that smaller, relationship-oriented financial institutions can access fair competition.  READ MORE


Small Business Rising is Moving the Antitrust Debate

Small Business Rising is Moving the Antitrust Debate

Susan Holmberg

January 18, 2024

The Small Business Rising coalition is playing a pivotal role in the push for stronger antitrust.  READ MORE


Is Amazon a Monopoly? Documentary Newly Released in the U.S.

Is Amazon a Monopoly? Documentary Newly Released in the U.S.

Susan Holmberg

January 8, 2024

Watch the newly released English-language version of a powerful documentary about Amazon's outsized power, both in the U.S. and abroad. The film, which first aired on German public television, features Stacy Mitchell explaining to viewers how Amazon operates its monopoly machine.  READ MORE


Cleanup on Aisle 1990

Cleanup on Aisle 1990

Luke Gannon

December 14, 2023

Communities nationwide proactively address food security by opening grocery stores that adopt innovative ownership, access, and governance approaches.  READ MORE


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