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SWEET HOME CHICAGO: DALEY OFFERS PLAN FOR SOLDIER FIELD

     Chicago Mayor Richard Daley issued a "stern warning" to
Bears President Michael McCaskey saying he will offer plans next
week to refurbish Soldier Field, but those plans will not be as
"lavish" as McCaskey has demanded, according to today's CHICAGO
TRIBUNE.  Kass & Kirby note Daley's renovation plans are modeled
after a '92 renovation effort that became "bogged down" when the
Mayor and McCaskey could not agree on financing for the then-$70M
project (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 10/12).  In the SUN-TIMES, Fran
Spielman writes the new plan is more "elaborate" and will include
adding 4,000 premium club seats, a glass-enclosed VIP lounge and
a new lease that "pumps millions of dollars" more each year to
the Bears.  Daley is skeptical about McCaskey's reaction at next
week's presentation:  "I don't think anything can satisfy his
demands" (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 10/12).
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