Now that Wal-Mart and organized labor have ended their six-year-long stalemate, paving the way for a $1 billion Chicago expansion, Mayor Daley plans to do what he could have done long ago: grant administrative approval to build a Chatham Wal-Mart in Brookins' ward.Via Capitol Fax morning shorts!
"Why not? Why wouldn't he?" said a top mayoral aide, who asked to remain anonymous.
"There needed to be some sense that this was not the desire of a handful of people, but that the citizens wanted it. That has been demonstrated."
Brookins said one way or the other, his Wal-Mart Supercenter at 83rd and Stewart is a "done deal."
Either Daley will sign the agreement, or Finance Committee Chairman Edward M. Burke (14th) will lift the brick in time for approval at the July 28 City Council meeting -- after the developer files a new economic disclosure statement.
So will we actually have two supercenters within a short distance of each other? One in Pullman and then one here in Chatham?
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