Liquorlining: Liquor Store Concentration and Community Development in Lower-Income Cook County Neighborhoods

Ann Maxwell and Daniel Immergluck

Documents the disproportionate concentration of liquor stores in lower-income and African-American neighborhoods in Cook County, Illinois. Also examines efforts and policies in Chicago and around the country to curb excessive liquor store densities in lower-income communities. Makes recommendations to stem the conditions that lead to liquor store over-concentration and blight.