Most Chicagoans want a new Wal-Mart

Talk about kowtowing to special interests. The Chicago City Council
already has once killed a


proposed Wal-Mart in Catham, and if the
unions get their way, they'll kill it again. That's even though only 17
percent of Chicagoans opposed the new store in a survey.

Conducted June 8-12, the survey revealed that 73 percent of residents
polled said their aldermen should vote to approve the proposed site for
the store, located at 83rd Street and Stewart Avenue in the Chatham
neighborhood, according to a story in Crain's Chicago Business

poll didn't say what percentage of the  opponents who were lakefront
and North Shore liberals who would deny the jobs and shopping
opportunities to a neighborhood that needs them.

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