Mayor Lori Lightfoot unveils Soldier Field dome plan, among 3 proposals to keep Chicago Bears from departing for Arlington Heights

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot unveiled plans for Soldier Field that could cost up to $2.2 billion as part of her ongoing campaign to keep the Bears from skipping town for Arlington Heights — or at least deflect blame if the venerable sports team leaves. Lightfoot’s presentation, delivered at Soldier Field to a group including top city business leaders, said her administration wants the Bears to stay in Chicago but also make improvements to the Museum Campus it sits on even if they leave. The first option would be to enclose the stadium with a dome. Another option would rebuild the stadium to ma…

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