| Sep 15, 2014
| 7:45 PM
Welcome back to “The Blitz Package,” your weekly destination for notable news, nuggets and intriguing Chicago Bears storylines. This week’s topic: the art of the comeback.
Face it, at some point Sunday night, you probably lost hope...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner turned to legendary coach and Hall of Fame tight end Mike Ditka for some campaign advice during a TV ad that aired during Sunday's Bears game.
The commercial, which cost Rauner's campaign $90,000 to air twice,...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 7:34 AM
This ad ran twice during yesterday's Bears game.
Outside establishing shot of Ditka's restaurant
Seated at a table are former Bears coach Mike Ditka (left) and GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner (right)
Ditka: You know what I like...
| May 15, 2014
| 7:56 AM
Do you see Jordan Lynch returning kicks if he sticks with the team? -- @Mitlane from Twitter
No. I don’t think Lynch has the speed or quickness to excel as a returner. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.76 seconds at the scouting combine. One of the...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 12:58 PM
ESPN is going to let its announcers and analysts decide whether they will use "Redskins" when referring to the team.
ESPN issued a statement Saturday: "Our consistent company policy will continue: using official names and marks as presented by the...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 9:39 AM
Hey, did you hear what Sarah Palin said about what Rush Limbaugh said about what Mike Ditka said about the Washington Redskins? If not, you should, because it's a wonderful example of cascading stupidity.
At issue, of course, is whether the NFL team...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 5:46 AM
Just throwing, um, stuff against the wall:
We’re up to four days now since Derrick Rose’s first game, and he still hasn’t practiced or played. And then he’s going to play, what, three games in five days in a tournament nobody...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 8:36 PM
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The Jackie Robinson West team was getting ready to go live on ESPN after Sunday's loss to South Korea in the Little League World Series championship game when manager Darold Butler's phone rang.
It was President Obama's...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Mike Ditka has weighed in on the Redskins name debate.
Boy, has he ever!
The legendary NFL player and coach didn't hold back in a recent interview, telling the Redskins Historian website in no uncertain terms that Washington's football team...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 8:59 AM
Wrigley Field is celebrating its 100th birthday this year, and WGN-TV is joining the party with "Wrigley 100: A Century Celebration."
The two-hour special on the history of Wrigley Field and the Chicago Cubs, its primary occupant, will air at 7 p.m....
| Jul 15, 2014
| 5:18 PM
The Bears believe Martellus Bennett is poised to build on his breakthrough first season with the team but seek a more dependable backup tight end.
Biggest offseason developments: In an 11-day span in March, the Bears re-signed Dante Rosario, released...