Greising: TIF district for the Bears? Resist any urge, Arlington Heights.

Dear Arlington Heights: Don’t back up a truck to the public vault and load it with the millions in incentives the Bears will ask for — and may not truly need.

Chairman George H. McCaskey (R) and President and CEO Ted Phillips of the NFL Chicago Bears attend a community meeting on a potential move of the team to the presently closed Arlington Park on September 08, 2022 in the Chicago northwestern suburb of Arlington Heights, Illinois.

BGA President David Greising writes every other week for the Chicago Tribune Opinion section.

Note to the good people of Arlington Heights: Take a breather and think this through.

Don’t get overly excited by the idea of a Chicago Bears stadium and a new retail-residential-entertainment complex where the empty and abandoned Arlington International Racecourse stands.

Don’t back up a truck to the public vault and load it with the millions in incentives the Bears will ask for — and may not truly need.

And, most certainly, do not create a tax increment financing district to get a deal done.

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