Governor says city, team need to ‘work out their differences’

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Arlington International Racecourse (WTTW News)

While Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he’d be disappointed if the Chicago Bears no longer played in the Windy City, he said the state isn’t planning on intervening and that city officials and the team need to “work out their differences.”

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A rift between Chicago Bears leadership and the owner of Soldier Field — the Chicago Park District — may be brewing, as speculation swarms over whether the team is planning to relocate. (WTTW News)

A Bears season ticket holder, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she would approach negotiations to keep the Bears in Chicago not as a fan but as the steward of taxpayer funds and as a “business decision.”

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Arlington International Racecourse (WTTW News)

The Chicago Bears are seriously bidding to buy the plot where Arlington Park has been for decades. What the sale could mean for the Chicago area.

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(WTTW News)

Mayor Lori Lightfoot dismissed the announcement Thursday by the Chicago Bears that the team was seriously considering leaving Soldier Field, where they are locked into a lease through 2033. 

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The starting gate at Arlington International Racecourse. (WTTW News)

It’s home to trainers, jockeys and others in the horse racing industry. And during summer weekends, it’s a place for fans to bet on their favorite racehorse. Arlington International Racecourse is officially open for what could be its last season.