Senator Bill Brady says Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is on the right track with his statement that it’s “up to the citizens” to pressure city aldermen to let Wal-Mart build a Supercenter store that sells groceries and provides jobs in economically depressed neighborhoods.

“People need jobs.… Labor had better understand that. ... It’s something that they better come to grips with because people do need jobs,” the Mayor said.

Senator Brady said it is equally important for the Governor and other elected officials to call for Wal-Mart and other stores like it to be built in Chicago.

“Where is Governor Quinn? At a time when the state is desperate for tax revenues and we continue to lose jobs, the Governor has been silent on the vote before the Chicago City Council Tuesday to allow a Wal-Mart Supercenter to be built in Chicago. The state needs the tax revenue and jobs this store, and others like it, can generate,” said Senator Brady.

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