Wal-Mart Subsidy Report for Illinois

Subsidies received by Wal-Mart
There are no centralized databases of economic development subsidies, but Good Jobs First found 38 deals worth a total of about $153.1 million in Illinois. They include the following:

Good Jobs First has compiled data on Wal-Mart subsidies in the following cities
Addison, IL : $3.5 million
Belleville (Carlyle Plaza), IL : $7 million
Belleville (Green Mount Rd), IL : $ 9.9 million
Bethalto, IL : $5 million
Bloomington, IL : $1.5 million
Bridgeview, IL : $6.7 million
Cahokia (East St. Louis), IL : $2.765 million
Charleston, IL : $1.81 million
Collinsville (Belt Line Rd), IL : $2.41 million
Collinsville (I 55/70), IL : $9.5 million
Country Club Hills, IL : $12.25 million
Evergreen Park, IL : $5.25 million
Fairfield, IL : $1.105 million
Glenwood, IL : more than $2 million
Herrin, IL : $2 million
Kewanee, IL : $2.34 million
Lawrenceville, IL : $1.65 million
Lincoln, IL : up to $585,000
Mattoon, IL : $1.98 million
Moline, IL : $2.7 million
New Lenox, IL : up to $3.4 million
Niles, IL : $2.9 million
Olney, IL : $5.22 million
Orland Hills, IL : $12 million
Palatine, IL : $3.5 million
Pana, IL : $1.4 million
Pittsfield, IL : $1.465 million
Robinson, IL : $2.18 million
Rolling Meadows, IL : $5.3 million
Romeoville, IL : up to $3.5 million
Spring Valley, IL : about $7.3 million
Sterling, IL : $6.6 million
Taylorville, IL : $2.37 million
Vandalia (Supercenter), IL : $1 million
Vandalia (former discount store), IL : $1.65 million
Villa Park, IL : $1.4 million
Wood River, IL : $8 million
Zion, IL : about $1 million

Hidden taxpayer costs
Many Wal-Mart workers are ineligible for health coverage from their employer or choose not to purchase what is available, because it is too expensive or too limited in scope. These workers often turn to taxpayer-funded health programs such as Medicaid. Illinois is among those states that have not disclosed data on the employers with the most workers or their dependents enrolled in such programs.

For an estimate of how much Wal-Mart is costing the state of IL for taxpayer-funded healthcare, see http://www.wakeupwalmart.com/feature/healthcrisis/map.html#IL

Property Tax Appeals
In the course of researching our report Rolling Back Property Tax Payments , Good Jobs First learned of property tax assessment appeals at the following Wal-Mart locations in Illinois:

Elgin, IL : $6,100
Vernon Hills, IL : $6,192
Crystal Lake, IL : $14,410

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