Many opponents of the Walmart have questioned what effect it would have on the Best Buy and on a K-Mart across the street.
State Senators unanimously approved big changes to tax increment financing, in hopes of clamping down on use of the incentives.
Plan now needs super-majority from full council to pass.
Hospital Sisters is the Roman Catholic health care mission that owns and operates St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville.
“We felt that it was a good investment to put public money into remediating the mines for a $300 million construction project that would bring thousands of jobs,” City Administrator Walter Denton says.