Homewood Mayor Rich Hofeld said he was surprised by Walmart's announcement that it would close its store at 17750 Halsted St. on March 10 because he thought the store was doing very well.
"I wish they had consulted with us ahead of time," he said. "Were they really aware that a casino was going in a block away? You wonder if those decisions are made in a vacuum."
Walmart announced Wednesday that its Homewood store will close March 10. Homewood officials were surprised by the news but quickly turned to seeking a new business for . . .