Thanks to a reader for pointing out this story from the Inside newspaper; the online version can be found at the Your News website:
"Retailer’s donation raises Wilson Yard qualms / Wal-Mart scopes out Uptown
By Jeff Borgardt, Editor
CHICAGO (YN) - A $10,000 donation by the nation’s largest retailer to an Uptown community organization has raised eyebrows as construction continues on the Wilson Yard site at W. Montrose Ave. and N. Broadway St.
While retailer Target has confirmed they intend to open a store at the Wilson Yard site, everyone knows nothing is done until it’s done."
For the record, Wal-Mart and the alderman's office deny that Wal-Mart is coming to Wilson Yard and say that the timing of the donation to the "I Am You" program at 1007 W Lawrence is simply a coincidence.
The reader who made us aware of this story says: "This article further confirms how Wilson Yard is shrouded in mysterious, back room decisions. All we truly know about Wilson Yard is it has become the largest public works project for segregated subsidized housing on what was promised to be Uptown's retail revival. The Wilson Yard story demonstrates how an alderman, a developer, and a mayor can manipulate and abuse a community to serve their own agendas."