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Afternoon Briefing: Could Soldier Field get a dome?

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Good afternoon, Chicago.

A panel has recommended Mayor Lori Lightfoot consider renaming Soldier Field to raise money and “explore the feasibility” of enclosing the stadium with a dome or roof. The panel’s work marks Lightfoot’s attempt to keep the Chicago Bears, who are exploring a possible move to Arlington Heights.


In Highland Park, the rhythms of normal life are beginning to sound again after Monday’s mass shooting killed seven and wounded dozens.

And in international news, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced he will resign. Also, James Caan, who played Sonny Corleone in “The Godfather,” has died at 82.


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