Craig Wilcox, Incumbent Candidate for State Senate in the 32nd District has released a statement opposing taxpayer funding for a new Bears stadium:

“In the middle of a financial crisis, we need to be looking at ‘needs’ and not ‘wants.’ I would love to see the Bears move their stadium to Arlington Heights. The economic impact would be tremendous. But this is not an appropriate use of taxpayer dollars. First and foremost, the State needs to address its own fiscal needs. Illinois taxpayers should not be responsible for helping pay for one of the NFL’s most valuable teams, owned by one of America’s richest families, to move to Arlington Heights. I vehemently oppose any use of tax dollars to support this move.”

—State Senator Craig Wilcox (R-McHenry), Incumbent Candidate for State Senate in the 32nd District