| Oct 19, 2011
| 9:52 AM
Mark Ditka, son of former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka, pleaded not guilty today to driving under the influence in Deerfield last month.
According to court records, it is the third DUI arrest for the 48-year-old Deerfield man, who has also been cited...
| Jul 8, 2011
John Mackey, who helped revolutionize the NFL's tight end position and whose post-football struggles with dementia became emblematic of the brutality of the game, has died. He was 69.
Mackey died Wednesday in Baltimore after a 10-year battle with frontal...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 2:28 PM
The epitaph for Lovie Smith's tenure as head coach of the Bears could read, "He couldn't fix the offense."
For all the good things Smith did in his nine years in Chicago, his undoing was his inability to take care of the side of the ball in which he...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 5:00 AM
In death, legendary Baltimore Colts tight end John Mackey will undoubtedly be remembered for how he played the game. The 6-foot, 2-inch, 230-pounder who played from 1963 to 1972 set the standard for his position, combining speed and power like no tight...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 7:58 PM
John Mackey changed the game of football on and off the field. The former Baltimore Colt brought grace to a position that had been known for its brutality, and he made the first real headway in the NFL players' fight to earn a more equal share of the pie....
| Jan 3, 2013
| 6:56 AM
Phil Emery put a couple special teams coaches on his list of coaching candidates, and that’s only the two that we know about. The Bears general manager might have more names on his LinkedIn account, and it can’t be just to comply with the...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 6:36 AM
In trying to pare down the list of coaches who should replace Lovie Smith, I have two top choices, and neither is Bill Cowher.
It’s not that I don’t like or respect Cowher, it’s that I’m looking for the Bears to make a...
| Mar 19, 2011
| 5:16 PM
Our book club: has been meeting at least quarterly for the last 10 years.
Author we'd most like to meet:Keith Richards
Worst excuse anyone's given for not reading a book: There are no bad excuses.
Five books we loved:; "Coach John Wooden: 100 Years...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 8:00 AM
From Fess Parker to Greg Norman to Mike Ditka, plenty of famous folk have gotten into the wine game. But what about the hard stuff? No lack of star power there. The draw of earning extra cash has lured a number of celebrities to lend their names to a...
| May 12, 2011
| 10:19 AM
A drunk-driving charge against Michael P. Ditka, the son of former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka, has been upgraded to a felony because of two previous charges of drunken driving against him in Lake County, court and police documents show.
| Jun 10, 2011
| 12:22 PM