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Sunday, June 07, 2020

Chicago Mayor Begs Walmart, Other Looted Retailers Not To Abandon City

While Chicago officials give slaps on the wrist to arrested protesters, Mayor Lori Lightfoot is begging Walmart and other major retailers who were hit by looting and vandalism to reopen their doors despite riots over the killing of George Floyd by a Minnesota police officer who now faces charges for second-degree murder.

Lightfoot held a conference call with Walmart and the other retailers when she pleaded with them not to abandon Chicago, according to WBBM.

"I think in the case of Walmart, what they were focused on was assessing the damage. They are doing an effort to donate fresh produce, to the extent of what's left so it doesn't perish, and other perishables, and they are talking their time, as I would expect," she said.

There were earlier reports that Walmart expected to rebuild all stores trashed by looters and vandals, but company officials later said they would open some stores and would not say which ones.

The Mayor said most of the others said they are committed to Chicago. She said she hopes Walmart follows suit. -WBBM

"My hope is that they will come back," said Lightfoot. "But I got a resounding, 'Mayor, this is our city, this is our home,' from a lot of other retailers and I would hope that Walmart would follow suit."

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62 comments:

Anonymous said...

Abandon that hell hole. Don't donate anything, let it all rot. They don't deserve anymore free handouts.

Anonymous said...

And why should they? Jesus you dems are stupid🤦‍♀️

Anonymous said...

Good Bye

Anonymous said...

Government’s number one role is to protect its citizens. If she could not keep the criminals out of Walmart or any other business you can’t blame them to go down the road.

Anonymous said...

Well Mayor.

Foot the bill to rebuild, pay for lost goods and revenue from the time closed til reopen then double it.

Then I "mite" consider it but don't count on it.

Anonymous said...


Background: Chicago made it incredibly difficult for Wally to even build stores a few years back. So Wally found locations just outside the city limits and built there. Eventually Shicago relented in order to capture tax revenue and employment and there are a few Wallys now in city limits. Wally's decision will hinge on the numbers; no point spending big bucks to get screwed again.

Anonymous said...

Defunding the police department but asking for retailers to come back? Social distancing? Mask?

Anonymous said...

I hope they do shut down permantly and every damn grocery store. Starve the sobs. I have always said farmers and waterman have the control if they would and could afford to not feed the enemy, and yes they are the enemy

Anonymous said...

Condone looting but beg Walmart not to leave - contradiction???

bob pinto said...

I think Walmart leaving Chicago is a great idea.

Let LOCAL businesses step up and rebuild their neighborhoods and city. Of course, it'll be burdensome for decent local people to shop.

Anonymous said...

Photographic proof that aliens do exist.

Anonymous said...

I guess Chicago needs more "free stuff" to let their constituents loot. Looters have cleaned out the inventory. Restocking / rebuilding will gain Walmart NOTHING in Chicago, or any of the other Democrat run cities. Chicago has already proved they will throw Walmart under the bus before they will ever protect Walmart's interests from violent citizens that loot and burn.

Anonymous said...

958 when did the mayor of chicago condone looting??? It never happened. When will you pea brains realize that if your view points and stances actually made sense, you wouldn't have to just make stuff up to support your opinions.

Anonymous said...

Starve the sobs? What about all the normal people that didn't loot riot and protest?

Anonymous said...

Y'all sure? That s go in to be some real integration for folks. The blacks. Minorities, and poor whites patronizing your counterpart's establishment.

Anonymous said...

10:08-Or Beetlejuice.

Anonymous said...

I remember not a few years ago Chitcago did everything they could to keep Walmart out of the city limits.
Dumbocrasts are mentally ill!

Anonymous said...

Well I guess they will vote different next electiin

Anonymous said...

Hope they all leave as well as the police

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
958 when did the mayor of chicago condone looting??? It never happened. When will you pea brains realize that if your view points and stances actually made sense, you wouldn't have to just make stuff up to support your opinions.

June 6, 2020 at 10:53 AM"


What is it with you people? Is it you can't stop with that lying you do constantly or are you just dumb?

She(?) absolutely did so condone looting. She has not once spoken out forcefully against the thug looters and threatened them with anything like arrests That is condoning which I know your trashy DNA will never allow you to admit.

Anonymous said...

why do they need cops why do they need Walmarts they can take care of themselves

Anonymous said...

She just wants them to hurry and restock for the next round because some missed out.

Anonymous said...

This seems like the perfect time for a remake of The Bride Of Frankenstein. The castles are burning, the villagers are in fear of a monster they've never seen, there are lots of mob leaders to go around, a crazed doctor had a big hand in making it happen, and, well, here's photo of the leading lady for the title role.

Anonymous said...

With this lady in charge, I would leave!

Anonymous said...

This is what you get when you vote for Democrats. Keeping the people enslaved for over 60 years and is as easy as taking candy from a baby.

Anonymous said...

You need to loose those businesses for good the chain stores and businesses will be ok somewhere else but the home town, private owned businesses that put everything they had into it to provide for their families I feel the most sorry for and understand if they can they will re-build if not maybe they can go to another city that appreciates them and it did not need to come to this ending that it has a wrong was done indeed but two wrongs don't make it right and the riots is at the hand of your own people. And your inability to protect them.

Anonymous said...

Defund the Mayors office!

Anonymous said...

She didn't say she condoned it, she just didn't send in Natl Guard when she could have and saved us a lot of destruction. So worried about her liberal cop hating constituents that voted for her. Now she wants to fire a cop for giving the finger.

Anonymous said...

Not what you said last week. You could care less about the property in SHITCOGO. You could have and should have stopped the looting and destruction. People are sick and tired of Democrat leader's in CITIES allowing their property to be DESTROYED. Especially when YOU could have stopped it.

As always. The blacks come out wanting revenge band loose once again. Talk about NOT learning from your mistakes.

Anonymous said...

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me......F and a U,mayor E.T.....

Anonymous said...

I would never reopen one of my stores cess pool, until the verdict comes in on the cops, on second thought what if the bulls win the championship, or Sox win the series, bears super bowl, they all rioted

Anonymous said...

It's so incredibly sad as a supposedly great nation we can't try to understand one another and work together to solve our problems. If these stores don't return, no problem.
We can and will rebuild better than ever. At least we don't have to worry about another Tulsa 1921. Look it up!

Anonymous said...

Grew up in Chicago, sad to say that city is absolutely trash now. Not much of a reason to go visit that city, I have a friend who owns a business there and before these riots was in the process of moving it to Indiana. This latest crap solidifies that. Chicago is well on its way to becoming a Detroit. Boarded up, abandoned. Great job lightfoot

Unknown said...

All the justice system has to do ,not to put up with criminals police officers, who committed crimes, the best thing ,the justice system must do,it's indicted right away bad police

Unknown said...

You forgot the people in the neighborhoods didn't start the riots,

Plus you have seniors in the area who need the resources in the community,
They weren't the looter,but you are filled with so much hate why should I try explaining anything to you, the reason i refuse to dislike you simply by your words because you might be one of the best man or woman just miss in formed concerning my race, you might even like me if you got to know me

Unknown said...

Lol!!

Unknown said...

I agree! The poor, once beautiful lake front, will look like crap, don’t open grant park except for protesting. Keep the lake front closed, no boats in the slips. Town is ‘going down like a clown’. Oh wait...did she not call the gentleman from the police unit a clown? She was at a lunch and forgot the microphone was on, she called him a clown. That’s racist! The police need to stop protecting her.

Unknown said...

Lol

Anonymous said...

Just remember when it's time to vote, vote out all the Democrats. Clean up Chicago and rebuild even better!

None said...

Yes, those cub fans act a fool when thier team wins.

Kelvin65 said...

Natl guard isn't trained to use restraint the way cpd is. Mayor put lives first, as any should. I'm sorry if some of you feel that ppls lives and safety should not come first.

Anonymous said...

Ain't got nothing to do with Dems or Republicans. All you folk dividing yourselves by political party, race, sex, etc.., are literally mentally challenged. You've eaten too many paint chips as a child.

Anonymous said...

First things first, learn how to spell.

Anonymous said...

So much vitriol, so little IQ. Typical hate-filled Republican.

Anonymous said...

6:04 taking the high road 👍

Anonymous said...

Leave Walmart. If ur smart.

Anonymous said...

Ditto that .imoeach

Unknown said...

This will inevitably happen again when liberal government fails to protect those we empathize with. Chicago has a week and worthless Mayor more concerned with getting her nasty looking hair styles than in protecting her citizens. Maybe she ought to consider punishing those who took the business out of the communities.

Anonymous said...

I own a little store on the west side of chicago believe it or not I was talking to one of the police officers who stops by every day great guy really right before the riots he tells me to get out of the area he was told by his commander it's a property crime that's why the stores have insurance don't do anything. Needless to say I stood there with my 38 and protected mine while the store 50 feet away was looted while police watched

Anonymous said...

She looks like an alien. Probably from planet Democrato.

Anonymous said...

1:28 if only we had an electronic global information system that archived nearly everything in the media and actions by government and allowed us to easily find facts at the click of our fingers. It would be especially great if they created something like "search engine" to find the exact information we are looking for. Maybe then I would be able to easily find where going back to May 30 Lightfoot spoke out about riots/looting. We may also find where she enacted a curfew in direct response to riots/looting.

You people can't be this stupid or ignorant of facts. It shows you simply wish to muddy the waters with false statements and information because your dum dum ideas and opinions can't stand on the truth/facts.

Anonymous said...

9:05 I think you're confused with statements made about the coronavirus. I did use your search engine NARRATIVE. It showed YOU LIED!!

Anonymous said...

" Anonymous said...
I own a little store on the west side of chicago believe it or not I was talking to one of the police officers who stops by every day great guy really right before the riots he tells me to get out of the area he was told by his commander it's a property crime that's why the stores have insurance don't do anything. Needless to say I stood there with my 38 and protected mine while the store 50 feet away was looted while police watched

June 6, 2020 at 9:25 PMJ"

Most of the small business owners of businesses in these cities don't even have that kind of insurance. They can't afford it. it costs 10 20 times higher in those cities then far away from the cites or even around here. It's like car insurance. Rates are based on many things including your zip code.

Anonymous said...

The Mayor wants Walmart to open back up? Is she insane? That's crazy - if it happened before it will most certainly happen again! It will take years and years for Walmart to recoup its loses for the looting. My advise to any Walmart CEO is to shut her down - permanently.

Anonymous said...

"Please stay where we won't prosicute idiots, vandals, thief's, murderers etc." We love freedoms and stealing from Walmart is an inalienable right of America!

Camnhungdinh said...

Walmart tries to concentrate on the damage. I think all the staff is trying to keep the remain food and vestables fresh. The rebuild might take a certain time.

Anonymous said...

Ok Im convinced you really are an idiot. Please step away from the keyboard and stop poiaoning the conversation with your nonsense.

Anonymous said...

Obama and Hillary have deep roots there, but don't expect help from them.

Anonymous said...

Did you say the mayor put lives first? Lmao. You must work for the mayors office with that dumb answer. And the Natl Guard is very well trained in restraint, more so than the police, if you believe everything on the news now days.

Unknown said...

If you are do worried about your seniors and other resources than the national guard should of been in place before it started

Anonymous said...

Look at that woman. I cannot believe that fool was elected. I bet her I Q is in the basement. She looks like she has an attitude out of this world. I bet she could cuss you out better than a drunken sailor. No wonder our country is in this shape when we vote such as this into office. Passing an IQ test should be mandatory.

Anonymous said...

Look at that photograph and you will see why that city is in the shape it is.