| Aug 20, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Earlier Wednesday Mike Ditka made the news with his brash comments in favor of the Washington Redskins keeping their controversial nickname.
Now it's time to meet his polar opposite, at least as far as this issue is concerned.
Mike Carey, a recently...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:50 AM
In the early days of the tourist boom that now has the city awash in bus-boat-foot tours, clogging the summer sidewalks, streets and river, I remember a "guide" on one of the boat tours who had, shall we say, a unique take on our town.
He would point to...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 4:45 PM
Mike Bargas calls it lightning striking twice.
After the Estancia High football coach took one of his players, Alipa Peters, to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Ceremony in 2011, he never thought he would be back. But he got a chance to take a current...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 8:30 PM
ESPN has a problem. It wants to be in the thick of things, to be part of every major debate pertaining to sports. But its commentators and analysts - rooted as they are in trade deadlines and X's and O's - can be loose cannons, occasionally getting in...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 6:02 AM
Quick, digital-only thoughts from In the Wake of the News columnistDavid Haugh.
For openers ...
Nobody will ever know what Tony Stewart was thinking Saturday night as his car approached Kevin Ward Jr. on the dirt track in Canandaigua, N.Y.
| Sep 9, 2014
| 5:55 PM
A first-round draft pick of the Bears in 1989, cornerback Donnell Woolford enjoyed a 10-year NFL career that culminated with two seasons with the Steelers and Panthers.
Woolford, now 48, owned the Bears record for interceptions by a cornerback with 36...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 4:39 AM
The Pro Football Hall of Fame displays more busts of Bears greats than any other team. But there is only one enshrined quarterback, Sid Luckman, who threw his last pass 64 years ago. Since then, there has been no shortage of Bears quarterbacks who were...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 8:25 AM
Sarah Palin has expressed her support for Mike Ditka, who has expressed his support for Daniel Snyder, who has vowed to never change the name of the Washington Redskins.
Got all that? It can get a little confusing. Just ask Palin and Ditka. Those two...
| 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...