Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch appears on “Chicago Tonight” on June 3, 2024. (WTTW News)

Not only did the Chicago Bears and White Sox fail to win state funding for new stadiums before the General Assembly’s session ended last week, the teams shouldn’t expect to notch a legislative win later this year.

Guaranteed Rate Field is pictured in a file photo. (WTTW News)

Chicago Sports Network (CHSN) is set to launch in October and will broadcast Chicago Bulls, White Sox and Blackhawks games along with other content through traditional cable providers, streaming services and over-the-air broadcasts, according to a Monday announcement.

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As the Bears and White Sox are on the hunt for taxpayer cash to fund new stadiums, Quinn says it’s once again time to ask the voters what they think.

A rendering of a White Sox stadium at The 78 site with additional development. (Credit: Related Midwest)
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Should the former governor succeed, a nonbinding referendum would ask Chicago voters on Nov. 5: “Shall the people of Chicago provide any taxpayer subsidies to the Chicago Bears or the White Sox in order to build a stadium or a real estate development?”

A rendering of a new White Sox stadium and surrounding development, including housing, at The 78 site. (Credit: Related Midwest)

You’ve probably been hearing about the Chicago Bears and White Sox stadium goals. They’re not the only ones making a pitch for publicly financed stadiums.

A rendering of a proposed new White Sox stadium and surrounding development, including housing, at The 78 site. (Credit: Related Midwest)
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Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he’s “reluctant” to use taxpayer funds to help the White Sox move from Bridgeport to the South Loop.

A rendering of a White Sox stadium at The 78 site with additional development. (Credit: Related Midwest)
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The White Sox have played in Bridgeport for more than a century, but owner Jerry Reinsdorf and developer Related Midwest proposed building a new stadium in the South Loop as an anchor to a 62-acre site dubbed The 78.

A rendering of a proposed new White Sox stadium and surrounding development, including housing, at The 78 site. (Credit: Related Midwest)
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Any development on the Chicago River should address concerns about climate resilience, biodiversity, sustainability and pollution, advocates say. "It would be an enormous mistake to not take that seriously," said Margaret Frisbie, of Friends of the Chicago River.

A rendering of a White Sox stadium at The 78 site with additional development. (Credit: Related Midwest)
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In the renderings released Thursday night by developer Related Midwest, the new ballpark is pictured along with surrounding new buildings.

 The moon covers the sun during a solar eclipse in Piedra del Aguila, Argentina, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. (AP Photo / Natacha Pisarenko)
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The alignment of sun, earth and moon will plunge the city into darkness, and as long as the maddeningly unpredictable Northeast Ohio weather cooperates, people will view a spectacle that lasts just under four minutes but occurs only three times in a 638-year span above the city.

The current home of the Chicago White Sox, Guaranteed Rate Field, is pictured in a file photo. (WTTW News)

Discussions are being held with developers and city officials on an early plan to bring a new Chicago White Sox stadium to vacant land known as The 78 south of the Loop. 

Frank Thomas in a photo he posted to X on Dec. 29, 2023. (Credit: @TheBigHurt_35 / X)

A Fox News mistake misidentified White Sox legend Frank Thomas as among the notable people who died in 2023. 

Fans leave the ballpark as police respond to a shooting that took place at Guaranteed Rate Field on Friday, Aug. 25, 2023, in Chicago. Police are investigating a shooting at a White Sox baseball game at the stadium Friday night. Police said the investigation is ongoing. (Tyler Pasciak LaRiviere / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Two women were injured in a shooting during the team’s 12-4 loss to Oakland last week. Chicago police are investigating what happened, including whether the gun was fired inside or outside of the facility.

Guaranteed Rate Field is pictured in a file photo. (WTTW News)

Details about the incident remain scarce, days after a 42-year-old woman was shot in the leg and a 26-year-old woman suffered a graze wound to the abdomen, which occurred in the fourth inning of the Sox’s Friday game against the Oakland Athletics.

Guaranteed Rate Field is pictured in a file photo. (WTTW News)

Interim Police Superintendent Fred Waller said Monday his department has “almost completely dispelled” the idea that the shots that injured two women were fired from outside the ballpark, according to reporting from the Chicago Tribune.

Guaranteed Rate Field is pictured in a file photo. (WTTW News)

Chicago police responded to a “shooting incident” at Guaranteed Rate Field Friday night, a police spokesman confirmed.