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Chicago, Jewel pledge millions toward Together
Now Fund to support small business; city announces emergency alert system for businesses

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Posted By: AltaD, 6/5/2020 12:50:50 PM

More help is on the way for Chicago businesses.Mayor Lori Lightfoot joined Jewel-Osco and community partners Friday morning in announcing new supports for small businesses. Those include the launch of Together Now: Chicago's Fund to Rebuild Our Neighborhoods. (Snip) While businesses throughout the city will be eligible, allocations will be made with an equity weighting to account for a disproportionate impact felt in particular neighborhoods throughout the city. Black and Latinx business owners are more frequently uninsured or under-insured and living in communities that have faced decades of disinvestment, both of which will be considered in the decision-making process, the city said.

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Why should business owners who failed to purchase insurance or are under-insured receive preferential treatment?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: JustCause 6/5/2020 12:57:11 PM (No. 433478)
So the Mayor allowed/encouraged the torching/destruction of businesses in her city - and now is in charge of determining WHO gets money for recovery of damages. Pretty sweet deal
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Reply 2 - Posted by: bad-hair 6/5/2020 1:13:32 PM (No. 433500)
Contributions are not expected from the Capone family foundation, the Daly family foundation or the Obama family foundation.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: PostAway 6/5/2020 1:17:28 PM (No. 433503)
Terms such as “historical inequalities,” “racist past,” “Black,” “Latinx” and “White” (to describe the insured) are all over the “Together Now: Funding“ website. It is reparations by another name and route. How Hispanics got on the slavery gravy train is a puzzle and an insight into this newest of shakedowns. Me thinks Fly Eyes Lightfoot is playing the executives of Jewel, an overpriced Chicagoland grocery chain, for chumps. Their stores will burn anyway.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: justavoter 6/5/2020 1:30:57 PM (No. 433520)
Socialism at work. Picking winners and losers.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: DVC 6/5/2020 2:24:24 PM (No. 433577)
"Emergency Alert: Your business has been looted and is burning. This has been and Emegency Alert brought to you by your wonderful lesbian Mayor."
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Reply 6 - Posted by: skacmar 6/5/2020 2:39:06 PM (No. 433594)
What is being set up with this is a new Caste System like India had. People considered "oppressed" minorities, blacks in particular, are on the top, and whites on the bottom.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: padiva 6/5/2020 3:22:25 PM (No. 433627)
kinda like the Obama 'safety net'
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Knotwyrkin 6/5/2020 3:47:47 PM (No. 433646)
Spend, Spend, Spend, Spend, Spend, Spend, Spend, Spend, Spend, Spend - because I know as surely as the sun will rise, they will be hitting up the Federal Government for money.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 6/5/2020 4:28:49 PM (No. 433677)
Stop patronizing businesses giving money to “black lives sometimes matter” They kill each other every weekend there! I’m not paying for that!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: OhioNick 6/5/2020 4:53:41 PM (No. 433703)
A friend of mine actually went to high school with Lori Lightfoot. He said she acted normal back then and has no idea what happened to her to make her nuts.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Peeps 6/5/2020 5:00:27 PM (No. 433707)
I got to the word 'Latinx' and dropped the article.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Gruntmedic 6/5/2020 5:48:17 PM (No. 433751)
They just looted the Jewel-Osco grocery store on the south side
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Reply 13 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 6/6/2020 1:08:51 AM (No. 434125)
You go right ahead and fund the rebuilding of Chicago. Taxpayers are tired of it.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: anniebc 6/6/2020 6:19:04 AM (No. 434285)
Latinx? Way cool! How do you gender neutral Black like that?
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