Report: Chicago Bears' delinquent tax bill reaches millions
Dec 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) makes a touchdown catch against the Green Bay Packers during the first quarter at Soldier Field. Image by Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
The Chicago Bears aren't just facing a deficit of recent success. Now, they face a financial deficit in the eyes of the government.
The Chicago Tribune reports that the Bears, whose stadium is located in Cook County, Illinois, have a delinquent tax bill which has risen to $4 million.
That ruling comes from a court which says the Bears owe taxes on ticket price values. The team claims it only has to pay taxes on the seats and not additional amenities.