| 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...
| 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 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.
| 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...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 10:54 PM
Mike Ditka didn't bring the 1985 Bears defense with him down the red carpet to midfield at halftime Monday night.
Because of the 2013 offense, he didn't have to.
Backup quarterback Josh McCown accounted for five touchdowns, three before the Bears...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 12:41 PM
We've come across a little used option this past week. We need to use it more.
J'Marcus Webb, having lost his starting right tackle job, has agreed to take a cut in pay.
Wow. I mean … wow. I didn't think that was possible in 2013. You know,...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 12:43 PM
A documentary about the topical issue of injuries to football players, "The United States of Football," hits cinemas nationwide Friday, thanks to an unusual partnership between a small theater chain and a film production-and-distribution company....