The Walgreens amendment to the Chicago city charter

vacant lotThis just in from our man “The Bench” in Irving Park: When the Mobil station at the corner of Irving Park Road and Pulaski Road was bulldozed in late summer I was curious about the lot’s fate.

I assumed it would become a higher-line condo project, similar to the luxury home developments a few blocks west. Or even better, some new and strange addition to this major intersection.

But it was not to be. Instead…

Future WalgreensI believe there is a little known codicil in the Chicago city charter which requires all citizens to never be further than 500 yards from a Walgreens at any time. OK, maybe a half mile. Or maybe Walgreens has a lien on every property in the city, just in case.

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