From Ald. Helen Shiller's Summer 1998 46th Ward newsletter:
"I have a few 'bottom lines' for Wilson Yard in addition to job creation. TIF funds must go back to the Board of Education. TIF funds must go into preserving affordable housing. (This doesn't have to on the Wilson Yard site, but it does have to be within the boundaries that get drawn up for the TIF). TIF funds must go the previously planned relocation and rehabilitation of the Wilson El station ... The amount of parking now available to Truman College must be included and retained."
Ald. Shiller's response to charges by the Uptown Neighborhood Council that there was no community process on the Wilson Yard redevelopment plan, News-Star, April 12, 2006:
"These folks are dreaming. This TIF probably got more community meetings than any other TIF development in the city. We had hearings before the Planned Development Committee. We've been in front of (the City Council Finance Committee) twice ... I think these folks have no clue how development works."
Ald. Shiller on loss of movie theaters from the Wilson Yard project, News-Star, May 31, 2006:
"There are no major changes in the plan ... It's not a big deal. You replace it (the theater) with retail."
Developer Peter Holsten, speaking at the last "quarterly" Wilson Yard Meeting Task Force meeting, News-Star, June 16, 2007:
"Target wants to open in mid-2009."
Ald. Shiller, updating Uptown United/Business Partners on progress of Wilson Yard redevelopment, News-Star, Nov. 21, 2007:
"I'm hesitant to give any more details (on Wilson Yard redevelopment) because as you know they obviously changed a lot over the years. The details of the project haven't changed but the timing is a little elusive as you know, but there is constant progress."