(Chicago Sun Times) — Without a word of debate today, a City Council once bitterly divided on the issue approved Chicago’s third Wal-Mart — at 83rd and Stewart in Chatham.
After authorizing just one Wal-Mart in the last six years, the City Council has now signed off on two in the pat month — with more to follow as part of the retailer’s $1 billion Chicago expansion.
The 41 to 4 vote was a long-awaited victory for Ald. Howard Brookins (21st), who had waged a six-year quest for a Wal-Mart, only to be leapfrogged by Ald. Anthony Beale (9th) in the Wal-Mart sweepstakes.