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"Too bad Scott Lee Cohen's not here, I think we just found his running mate."

Zing! That's Ald. Ed Burke in City Council today, responding to a citizen's long-winded and God-invoking rant about the evils of Wal-Mart.

As for the Zoning Committee's vote on allowing Wal-Mart's expansion -- that was put off. Labor leaders want more time to negotiate.

"Organized labor is opposed to this issue," said Dennis Gannon, Pres of Chicago Federation of Labor, to a room packed with supporters and detractors. "This is an urban community, Walmart started in rural areas. We're worried about a class action lawsuit that women and African Americans aren't paid the same."

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