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WBEZ radio in Chicago takes an in-depth look at food deserts in Chicago — areas where people using food stamps have little or no access to full-service grocery stores. Despite violations of the food-stamp program, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has not cited any vendors for problems. Liquor stores, gas stations and dollar stores make up 30 percent of food-stamp sales in Chicago, the station's Natalie Moore found in her investigation. The online version of the radio story includes maps showing types of food-stamp vendors by location.
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