sudler-sothebys-logo 3 March 2010
Campaigning for more Wal-mart stores continues as store closings & job losses rise. This time, with the Lord on their side. The Chicago alliance of just over 200 ministers representing a congregation of over 100,000 plan to put the pressure on Mayor Daley to grant approval for construction to start on a new Wal-Mart at the Chatham Market shopping center. Their hope is that it will save the project from falling into foreclosure. Also part of the plan is to pressure aldermen to approve this store and other stores needed in retail starved neighborhoods like Englewood and Pullman. If this approach fails, the ministers & their mobile congregations plan to mount a campaign against alderman who oppose the Wal-mart expansion and in turn support those candidates who are in favor through political advertising and strongly urging a vote against dissenters. Alderman need votes and churches offer lots of congregants so the ministers feel they have a powerful weapon. For their sake, I hope so. Because even if they get the thumbs up from the aldermen, it?s still possible to hit a road block with the city council and the department of zoning.

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With over nine years in the Chicago real estate market, Nancy continues to enjoy the momentous and exciting process of helping her clients buy and sell homes. Nancy believes that the relationships & friendships that she has developed over the years are priceless. In 2007 she made the decision to partner with Catherine Brennan and the two are collectively known in the industry as The G and B Team. ?It was the best move I could have made?, Nancy says, ?Having a knowledgeable and reliable business partner to counter balance your strengths and have a shared passion to provide top notch service and expertise to all our clients is such a blessing.? Nancy graduated from Florida State University in Tallahassee, where she received a four year scholarship and was the captain of the woman's volleyball team for four years. Nancy has lived in downtown Chicago for over 14-years in a variety of neighborhoods. Her free time is usually spent playing tennis, golf & running/biking along the lakefront. She participated in the 1998 Chicago Marathon and has competed in a number of triathlons as well. She volunteers with The Friends of Blaine School in Lakeview, as well as Umoja Student Development and loves to travel as much as possible. You can contact Nancy at 773.259.9353 or

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