Another Chicago suburb throws hat in the ring for Bears' new stadium

Another suburban challenger is throwing its hat into the ring as a potential new home for the Chicago Bears.

Cook County Commissioner Monica Gordon sent a letter last month to the team's president and CEO, Kevin Warren, along with the Bears' matriarch, Virginia McCaskey, inviting them to explore a site in Country Club Hills for a potential stadium.

With the suburb's location near three major highways, the Metra Electric Line and the Indiana border, Gordon says this will give the team the opportunity to construct a "world-class stadium and experience."

Along with Gordon, Country Club Hills Mayor James Ford is also on board, saying this opportunity would have a positive economic impact on an area of Chicagoland that is "ignored all too often."

"After 50 seasons at Soldier Field, we and other south suburban elected officials are asking Warren and McCaskey to look to Inglewood in Los Angeles as a roadmap for transforming a predominantly Black area into a thriving residential, business and entertainment district that will build generational wealth not only for the Bears, but families throughout the Chicago Southland," Gordon wrote in a statement.

The team announced earlier this year that it is no longer solely focused on Arlington Heights as the Bears' new home.

Since then, numerous mayors and officials have come forward to pitch their suburbs as viable options, including Naperville, Aurora, Waukegan and Richton Park.