| Nov 20, 2014
| 10:46 PM
Mel Tucker had not fielded such an uplifting question in more than a month. So when a reporter asked the Bears' defensive coordinator what his unit did well Sunday in a 21-13 victory over the Vikings, he understandably detailed the entire checklist.
| Oct 8, 2014
| 7:55 AM
Lyons and Oak Park-River Forest suffered disappointing setbacks in Week 6.
For all the progress made the last few years, Oak Park (5-1) learned it still hasn't caught up to Glenbard West after a 28-14 loss Saturday in Glen Ellyn.
Following its 37-23...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 6:52 PM
It wasn't really a mutiny of any kind. The suggestion, Jared Allen said, actually came from Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker himself.
With the defense in need of resuscitation after humiliating losses to the Patriots and Packers, Bears defensive...
| Nov 24, 2014
Balanced attack that produced 462 yards and 26 first downs was kept from being perfect by two more interceptions and some red-zone failures that this team cannot afford against better competition these next three weeks.
| Nov 5, 2014
| 9:38 AM
Fenwick survived, Nazareth continued to thrive, Lyons and Oak Park-River Forest bowed out.
Such was the fate of West Cook-area teams in the first round of the football playoffs last weekend.
Nazareth, the top seed in the Class 5A North bracket,...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 6:13 AM
DETROIT – Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears fell to 5-7 with a 34-17 loss to the Detroit Lions on Thursday at Ford Field.
1. With about four minutes remaining in the game, Lions vice president of communications Bill Keenist, leaned over and...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 7:51 AM
The transformation into a power happened in short order.
John Hoerster has turned Oak Park-River Forest into an elite program since becoming head coach in 2011.
There's one remaining hurdle for Hoerster's Huskies to clear.
Oak Park, 5-0 and ranked...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 12:13 PM
Fenwick's promising regular season did not end the way the Friars had hoped.
The first Catholic League Green title went to Montini and St. Francis after each defeated Fenwick the past two weeks, but the Friars are thinking only about Highland Park now....
| Nov 26, 2014
| 7:46 AM
Welcome back to “The Blitz Package,” your weekly destination for notable news, nuggets and intriguing Chicago Bears storylines. This week’s topic: Thanksgiving, of course.
The Bears will spend their Thanksgiving in Detroit, engaged...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 1:29 PM
Pat Donahue was approaching 1,000 yards heading into Saturday's action, but that was of little importance to the Fenwick senior.
A big game from the running back was necessary for Fenwick to beat Carmel in the second round of the Class 7A playoffs,...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 4:24 PM
With a short turnaround between Sunday's 21-13 victory over the Buccaneers and Thursday's NFC North game against the Lions at Ford Field, Bears coach Marc Trestman and his staff have had to modify their typical game-week preparation routine. Players had...