Wal-Mart Retreating From Chicago Expansion: Report

Wal-Mart Stores, Bentonville, Ark., is quietly backing away from its plans to expand inside Chicago city limits, the Chicago Tribune newspaper reported yesterday.

CHICAGO — Wal-Mart Stores, Bentonville, Ark., is quietly backing away from its plans to expand inside Chicago city limits, the Chicago Tribune newspaper reported yesterday. The report, based on local real estate and political sources, said political pressure and fears of a resumption of battles with labor unions prompted the retailer to back away from its bid to build a supercenter at the Chatham Market site on Chicago’s South Side. H. Lee Scott, Wal-Mart’s chief executive officer, said in a

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