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ILLINOIS POLITICIANS SKEPTICAL ABOUT STADIUM TAXES
Published January 10, 1996
IL House Democratic leader Michael Madigan said yesterday if Republicans want to build a domed stadium for the Bears, they will have to put up all of the votes for the measure unless they accede to Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's demand for regional or statewide taxes to fund the project, according to the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. A spokesperson for Republican House Speaker Lee Daniels said, "We've said all along that any new stadium, whether Soldier Field or McDome, would have to be ratified by the Mayor and carried by his (Democratic) delegation." Rick Pearson writes, "The game of power politics in a legislative election year is a larger priority to the leaders than football" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 1/10). A report in yesterday' TRIBUNE indicated that McCormick place officials are outlining a plan to finance a $435M dome stadium with existing tourism taxes, team revenue and a split of the public works costs between the city and state (Pearson & Christian, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 1/9).