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Wal-Mart seeks tax break for new Tinley Park store

Summit Hill School District 161 is being asked to give up all property tax revenue it would receive for 21/2 years from a new Wal-Mart store in Tinley Park, school board president Sean Doyle said Thursday.

The board took no action at its Wednesday meeting on the incentive request from Tinley Park, and the soonest it will be discussed and possibly voted on is the board’s Oct. 9 meeting, Doyle said.

The tax break is being sought for a Wal-Mart store that would be built southwest of Harlem Avenue and 191st Street, he said.

Doyle said he, board vice president Rich Marron and District 161 Supt. Barb Rains met for about an hour Wednesday with Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki and Ivan Baker, the village’s economic development director, to discuss the project and the tax incentives that Wal-Mart is seeking…Please click here to read Mike Nolan’s story in the Southtown Star.

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