Chicago Bears’ plans for stadium in Arlington Heights excite many suburbanites — but with funding a big issue, economists caution about subsidies
Economists who’ve studied the issue say public funding for such sports stadiums and related development are usually a bad deal for taxpayers.chicagotribune.com
Photos: Renderings of Chicago Bears’ development plans for Arlington Heights
The Chicago Bears released proposed development plans for the Arlington International Racecourse property in Arlington Heights on Sept. 6, 2022. Renderings show the Chicago Bears' preliminary plans for the Arlington Park property, including a so-called "Stadium District" on the northwest side of the property abutting Route 53 and Northwest Highway, along with mixed-use development in the rest of the footprint, including where the shuttered racetrack now stands.chicagotribune.com
Packed house expected tonight at Chicago Bears event to discuss proposed domed stadium and entertainment district in Arlington Heights
Chicago Bears officials will describe their concept for an adjoining entertainment district to include restaurants, office space, a hotel, fitness center, new parks and open spaces in Arlington Heights.chicagotribune.com
Arlington Heights trustees approve hiring consultants to look at financial and traffic impact of Chicago Bears’ stadium plans on village
Arlington Heights trustees approved hiring consultants to do traffic and financial impact studies related to redevelopment of Arlington International Racecourse -- including what the Bears are proposing.chicagotribune.com
Arlington Heights board gets petition from Koch brothers-backed group calling for law that may impact Chicago Bears’ stadium plans
A political advocacy group delivered petitions to the Arlington Heights Village Board to force consideration of an ordinance banning taxpayer-funded incentives to businesses looking to set up in the suburb.chicagotribune.com
Bears release renderings for enclosed suburban stadium
The Chicago Bears plan to build an enclosed suburban stadium that could host Super Bowls, College Football Playoff games and Final Fours. The Bears released conceptual illustrations Tuesday of the proposed stadium and entertainment complex that would be built on the site of a former horse racing track in Arlington Heights, Illinois. The Bears said the project could include restaurants, office space, a hotel, fitness center, new parks and open areas as well as “other improvements for the community to enjoy.”news.yahoo.com
Chicago Bears say new stadium in Arlington Heights would be enclosed, and release illustrations, but say they’d expect some public funding
For the first time, the Chicago Bears confirmed Tuesday that the stadium the team is considering building in Arlington Heights would be domed – but the team also called for taxpayer funding of a portion of the projectchicagotribune.com
Chicago Bears to present concept plans for a new stadium, entertainment district in Arlington Heights, though purchase deal not finalized
Officials said they’ll present conceptual plans for a transit-oriented, mixed-use entertainment district anchored by a stadium in what they say would be one of the largest development projects in Illinois history.chicagotribune.com
Horse racing memorabilia auction at Arlington International Racecourse draws fans for final farewell
Owners Churchill Downs Inc. closed the track last year and entered a preliminary agreement to sell the site in Arlington Heights for $197 million to the Chicago Bears, who have proposed building a new football stadium there.chicagotribune.com
Browns' Odom, USFL star, suffers season-ending knee injury
Cleveland Browns defensive end Chris Odom, the USFL's Defensive Player of the Year signed during training camp, suffered a season-ending knee injury in Saturday night's exhibition loss to the Chicago Bears. Coach Kevin Stefanski said the 27-year-old Odom tore his left anterior cruciate ligament in the fourth quarter. The Browns signed Odom on Aug. 5, and while he was a longshot to make Cleveland's 53-man roster, he had shown positive flashes.news.yahoo.com
Arlington Heights residents favor a Chicago Bears stadium — but not tax help, a libertarian poll finds. But the mayor is wary of the questioning.
Arlington Heights Mayor Tom Hayes notes that poll questions can be skewed to influence results and says anti-tax effort could affect all development in the village, not just the Bears.chicagotribune.com
NFL players union president blasts Soldier Field conditions — ‘can and should do better’ — after Chicago Bears preseason game
The president of the NFL Players Association blasted the conditions at Soldier Field on Saturday, and he didn’t exactly get an argument from the Chicago Bears or Kansas City Chiefs after their preseason game.chicagotribune.com
Could site of a proposed Chicago Bears stadium in Arlington Heights also include a minor-league baseball complex?
The Chicago Bears are making progress toward completing their deal to move to Arlington Heights. One outsider has proposed adding a minor-league baseball complex to the site.chicagotribune.com
AP source: Chargers acquiring Mack from Bears for 2 picks
Two people familiar with the negotiations confirmed to The Associated Press on Thursday that the Los Angeles Chargers have found another pass rusher to pair with Joey Bosa: defensive end Khalil Mack from the Chicago Bears in exchange for two draft picks.
NBC's Tirico expresses disappointment in Gruden's behavior
NBC’s Mike Tirico, who was Jon Gruden’s partner for seven years on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football,” expressed disappointment with Gruden’s behavior after more emails came out on Monday showing a repeated pattern of racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments.