An aerial rendering of a proposed Chicago Bears stadium and entertainment district in Arlington Heights. (Credit: Hart Howerton / Chicago Bears)

One of the key elements of the bill is a $3 per person admission tax on all entertainment and sporting events within what the bill calls the Arlington Megaproject to help pay down debt related to the renovation of Soldier Field.

FILE - Carolina Panthers wide receiver DJ Moore (2) reacts after scoring a touchdown during an NFL football game between the Carolina Panthers and the Detroit Lions on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo / Jacob Kupferman, File)

The move allows the Panthers to acquire a potential franchise quarterback, although it remains unclear which QB Carolina prefers. The Bears are committed to Justin Fields at quarterback, and that gave them leverage to trade down.

A rendering of an aerial view of the Chicago Bears property in Arlington Heights. (Courtesy of Hart Howerton / Chicago Bears)
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The Chicago Bears are on the verge of leaving its home of 51 years, despite efforts by Mayor Lori Lightfoot to keep the team in Chicago.

Chicago Bears new President & CEO Kevin Warren speaks during an NFL football news conference at Halas Hall in Lake Forest, Ill., Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. KP Photo / Nam Y. Huh)

A new suburban stadium could be on the horizon for the Chicago Bears and the team owns the No. 1 pick in the draft coming off one of the worst seasons in franchise history.

Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren speaks during Big Ten NCAA college basketball Media Days on Oct. 12, 2022, in Minneapolis. The Chicago Bears hired Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren as their president and CEO on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, bringing him back to the NFL to help lead a founding franchise after three years running one of college athletics' marquee conferences. (AP Photo / Bruce Kluckhohn, File)

The Chicago Bears hired Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren as their president and CEO on Thursday, bringing him back to the NFL to help lead a founding franchise after three years running one of college athletics’ marquee conferences.

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) meets with Detroit Lions cornerback Jeff Okudah (1) after an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, in Detroit. (AP Photo / Paul Sancya)

Fields, the No. 11 overall pick in 2021, emerged as one of the NFL's most exciting players in his second season. But he was drafted by former general manager Ryan Pace — not current GM Ryan Poles.

A rendering of a proposed dome on Soldier Field (Credit: Landmark Chicago Interests LLC)
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Mayor Lori Lightfoot and a prominent developer are trying to sell the team on some dazzling new changes to Soldier Field in a Hail Mary attempt to keep the team in Chicago.

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Eberflus walks off the field after an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Chicago. The Vikings won 29-13. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh)

Chicago will pick No. 1 for the first time since 1947 after it lost 29-13 to the Minnesota Vikings in its season finale on Sunday. It was the 10th straight loss for the Bears (3-14), extending a franchise record, and the 14 losses overall also marked the most in team history.

James “Big Cat” Williams appears on the Jan. 5, 2023, episode of “Chicago Tonight.” (WTTW News)

The Chicago Bears are poised to get a top draft pick and have lots of money to spend to improve a last-place team, but can they use the draft well and spend wisely?

Ashton Washington, of the Chicago Bears NFL football team, poses in this 2022 photo. (AP Photo / File)

Ashton Washington was surrounded by football as a kid in Texas, but she says she preferred playing with Barbie dolls. By high school, Washington wanted a career in football. Last year, the Chicago Bears hired her as the first full-time female scout in team history.

Dallas Cowboys’ Jake Ferguson catches a touchdown pass in front of Chicago Bears’ Roquan Smith during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo / Michael Ainsworth)

The Chicago Bears agreed to trade linebacker Roquan Smith to the Baltimore Ravens on Monday, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. It’s the Bears’ second major trade involving a defensive player in less than a week.

Josie, a California sea lion, shows off her receiving skills as Brookfield Zoo celebrates the start of Bears football season. (Cathy Bazzoni / CZS-Brookfield Zoo)

Before the Chicago Bears kick off their 2022-23 season on Sunday, the team might want to send some scouts to Brookfield Zoo.

Arlington Park Metra station in Arlington Heights. (WTTW News)
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The Bears hosted a community meeting Thursday in north suburban Arlington Heights about their plans for a new stadium and entertainment district, and there’s no shortage of opinions.

The NFL season officially kicks off this week and the Chicago Bears are set to start their season Sunday at noon against the San Francisco 49ers.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot (WTTW News)

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott are trading barbs over buses of migrants sent to Chicago. Our politics team weighs in on that story and more.

An aerial view from the southwest of a proposed Chicago Bears stadium and entertainment district in Arlington Heights. (Credit: Hart Howerton / Chicago Bears)

In renderings released Tuesday of a proposed master plan for Arlington Park, the Bears stressed that the “stadium shown is a placeholder and not an actual design.” But that didn't stop people from poking fun at the artwork.