Walmart donates Chatham facility to Chicago Urban League

New plans were unveiled Monday for the future of a closed Walmart facility in Chatham.

Walmart is donating the former Walmart Academy to the Chicago Urban League.

Karen Freeman-Wilson, President and CEO of the Chicago Urban League, described the facility as a gift to the community.

"We understand our commitment to the community and the importance of both workforce development and entrepreneurship in our community," she said.

The group plans to use the space for job training and entrepreneurship programs.

Walmart closed its facilities at the site in April 2023.