If you haven't heard, Developers and village officials are working toward turning a large, empty piece of land into a 195,000-square-foot shopping center.
If everything comes together, Walmart would be the obvious anchor, but other businesses - such as two banks, a medical building and quick serve restaurants - would surround the retail giant.
We asked our readers: "Are you for the Super Walmart?"
Almost 100 votes were cast and 65 said 'Yes,' while 29 voted 'No.' Readers also chimed in and raised some interesting points. Several Skokians said residents are already driving to nearby Niles to shop at Walmart, why not keep those sales in house? That sort of move would generate jobs and about $1 million in sales tax revenue, according to the village.
Others, however, are concerned the new retail plaza would congest traffic to frustrating levels. The proposed site is located at Touhy and St. Louis Avenues, a short distance from Lincolnwod Mall. Some readers also pointed out that Walmart could have a negative impact on small business owners.
For it or against it, we want to know what you think. Put your thoughts into words by posting a comment below.