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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

‘There is an outcry for a different system.’

In a city with a grocery store on almost every block, the bright green lights that frame Dill Pickle Food Co-Op Market & Deli shine on a steady flow of neighbors turned loyal customers.

The only operating grocery food cooperative in the city, Logan Square’s Dill Pickle is a community-owned store run by its members.

While customers say the Dill Pickle is a fixture in the Logan Square food economy, residents around the region — from Rogers Park to Lombard to Woodstock — are in different stages of trying to launch three other food co-ops.

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