Chicago Bears’ stadium standoff could be a lose-lose for Mayor Lori Lightfoot

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Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — Die-hard Chicago Bears fan Mayor Lori Lightfoot must be sympathizing with rookie quarterback Justin Fields’ tough day in Cleveland: flee Browns defensive lineman Myles Garrett, only to get knocked to the ground — again — by Jadeveon Clowney. The mayor faces a similarly intimidating set of obstacles in her bid to keep the Bears from decamping to Arlington Heights: Come up with a miracle and billions of dollars in taxpayer money to persuade them to stay, further hamstringing the city’s finances. Or go down in history as the mayor who lost a charter member of the National Football Leagu…

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