Chicago Bears’ First Loss of the Season is a Costly One

On Thursday, August 7, the 1st District Appeals Court of Illinois issued their ruling in a tax dispute between the Chicago Bears and Cook County Department of Revenue.  The showdown remained close until the very end where the Bears came up short in a 2-1 split decision awarding Cook County $4.1 million plus interest in unpaid taxes. The dispute arose over the statutory construction of Cook County’s 3% amusement tax.  From 2002-2007, the Chicago Bears paid the 3% on the value of their club…
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