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    At some point on a frigid, rainy Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field … In front of booing Chicago Bears fans and apathetic ones who eventually bolted early to the warmth of their cars … Between Bears quarterback Andy Dalton’s first and fourth interceptions … In the middle of the Bears’ sixth loss in seven games, a 33-22 blowout against the Arizona Cardinals … The Bears’ headsets bridging play calls from offensive coordinator Bill Lazor to Dalton went out. As if the 4-8 Bears, depleted of several of their best players, needed more issues to deal with, Bears coach Matt Nagy was on the sideline screaming play calls from Lazor in the coaches’ box to Dalton on the field. “Like high school out there,” Nagy said of the situation before he obtained a walkie-talkie that allowed him to relay the call from Lazor to Dalton’s headset. It was the second time in two games at Soldier Field that Nagy referenced a headset issue, and this one lasted most of the second half, he said. “We handled it well with the situation...
    Though cold and miserable Chicago weather certainly isn’t news to anyone, the freezing rain and gusty temperatures Sunday at Soldier Field had some Bears fans dreaming about a new stadium outside the city. In September, the Bears signed a $197.2 million purchase agreement for Arlington International Racecourse, a move that takes the team a step closer toward securing property for a new stadium in Arlington Heights and leaving their longtime home near downtown Chicago. Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals didn’t near any records, but fans sat through freezing rain and biting winds, according to the National Weather Service. The coldest recorded Bears game was in 2008, when temperatures hit 2 degrees. No plans have been officially announced for a new stadium, but many fans on Twitter talked about the possibility that it would come with a roof to block out the snow and rain that sometimes pummels players and fans at Soldier Field. The majority of NFL stadiums are open-air, but a number of newer stadiums are equipped with fixed or retractable roofs. “I hope...
    After moving past rumors about coach Matt Nagy’s job status, the Chicago Bears had a week of relative peace following their Thanksgiving win against the Detroit Lions. Now the 9-2 Arizona Cardinals come to town to try to disturb that calm. The Cardinals had extra time to prepare for the Bears coming off their bye week. They opened the season with seven straight victories before going 2-2 in their last four games, including 2-1 without quarterback Kyler Murray. Murray, who had a left ankle injury, could return Sunday after coach Kliff Kingsbury deemed him a game-day decision. The Bears, however, won’t have starting quarterback Justin Fields, who isn’t medically ready to return from broken ribs. Bears coach Matt Nagy named veteran Andy Dalton the starter for the second straight game. Dalton led the Bears to a 16-14 comeback victory over the Lions on Thanksgiving but will have a tougher test against one of the NFL’s top defenses. “We’ve got to be consistent with what we’re doing,” Dalton said. “To have that last drive (against...
    Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields will try to build on his season-best performance — and the Baltimore Ravens will be without their starting quarterback Sunday at Soldier Field. Stay here for more Week 11 updates. Follow our writers on Twitter for the latest news: Colleen Kane, Dan Wiederer and Brad Biggs Sign up for alerts on your phone, desktop and inbox to stay current with the latest news Sign up for our sports newsletter, delivered daily each morning Lamar Jackson update Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson will not play in Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears. NFL Network reported Sunday morning that Jackson still was feeling ill after missing practices during the week with a non-COVID-19 illness. Jackson arrived at Soldier Field with the team, and the Ravens reportedly were trying to hydrate him so he could try to play. But the Ravens ultimately determined he was not feeling well enough to play. The Ravens will turn to Tyler Huntley, who signed with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent out of...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Could the city of Chicago buy the Bears to keep them from moving to Arlington Heights?Alderman George Cardenas introduced an ordinance for the city to purchase the team and sell shares to fans Wednesday."People love this city," Cardenas said. "People love the Bears, and people love sports in general. And why not give people a chance to weigh in on that conversation?"The Bears announced at the end of September they had signed a Purchase and Sale Agreement for the entire Arlington Park land parcel in the village of Arlington Heights, which previously housed the Arlington Race Course.READ MORE | Chicago Bears confirm deal to buy Arlington Heights propertyCardenas believes using crowdsourcing and other means, the city could buy the Bears and keep them from moving from Soldier Field. But the idea, introduced in City Council Wednesday is already playing from behind."No, it's not feasible," said 32nd Ward Alderman Scott Waguspack, who is also chair of the city's finance committee. "I don't think the city, first of all, can afford it. I don' think there's a taste of...
    CHICAGO – Growing up 30 miles from Soldier Field, Jimmy Garoppolo occasionally would tag along with his electrician father, Tony, to a side job away from their Arlington Heights home. “He’d throw a wire down to the basement and say, ‘Hey, do you see it down there yet?’ ” Garoppolo recalled in a May 2019 interview. The working conditions weren’t always favorable, especially in Chicago’s cold winters. “That work ethic is not seen every day and I’m glad I got to witness it firsthand,” Garoppolo added. “Anytime you think you’re having a rough day, I always think back to that, and I’m like, ‘Is it as tough as you think it is?’ ” This year’s been tough, from the 49ers’ wandering eye (see: Matthew Stafford, Deshaun Watson, Aaron Rodgers) to Kyle Shanahan’s eventual selection of Trey Lance with the high-cost, No. 3 draft pick. Then came the losses, another injury and intense criticism. Garoppolo, however, will make his 39th start Sunday, four years to the day he got traded to the 49ers and on the...
    Jill Biden surprises her South Carolina prayer partner Jill Biden surprises her South Carolina prayer partner No NFL franchise has suffered more at the hands of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers than the Chicago Bears. He reminded them of that after rushing for a six-yard touchdown during a Week 6 win at Soldier Field. © Dan Powers / USA TODAY NETWORK Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers yelled toward the crowd of Bears fans after running for a TD. "I still own you! I still own you!" Rodgers could be heard yelling to the crowd after the touchdown that gave Green Bay a 24-14 fourth-quarter lead. Aaron Rodgers “I STILL OWN YOU” #GBvsCHI pic.twitter.com/efYTvEIl1V— Ted Buddy (@TedBuddy8) October 17, 2021 Rodgers, 37, improved his all-time record against the Bears to 21-5. With two touchdown passes and no interceptions in the win, he pushed his career stats against Chicago to 57 passing touchdowns with 10 interceptions. No other team in the NFL has lost to Rodgers more, nor has any given up more touchdowns. Earlier in 2021, Rodgers made...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Soldier Field was painted pink for breast cancer awareness.The American Cancer Society's Making Strides Walk is happening on Saturday Oct. 16th and is its largest fundraising event.For more than two decades, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer has united communities in the fight against this deadly disease and funded breakthrough research, 24/7 support for breast cancer patients, and access to lifesaving screenings. Today, Making Strides is the largest network of breast cancer events in the nation.Click here to donate.
    CHICAGO (CBS) — CBS 2 is Working for Chicago and finding the right job can be challenging for anyone. For for veterans, that task can be even more daunting. CBS 2’s Jim Williams takes a look at one group bringing jobs to former military members. READ MORE: Child Tax Credit: How To Opt Out Of Monthly PaymentsJennifer Hadac is in a military family. Her husband is active duty and she joined the Navy right out of high school. “I was an aviation warfare system operator,” Hadac said. “So, in fancy terms, that means I dropped sonobuoys and watched blips on radar.” Five years she was in the Navy and when she retired she had questions. What next? “So, it was really hard for me to understand, what are the appropriate steps? What are the appropriate steps for getting a professional career?  Where do I go? Who do I talk to,” Hadac wondered. “It was real struggle.” Eventually, she found her post-military career as a recruiter… and today works for the organization Recruit Military which on Thursday at Soldier Field holds...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– CBS 2 is Working For Chicago and helping you find job openings. Thousands of positions are open for veterans in the Chicago area and you can learn about them at a job fair on Thursday. READ MORE: Grandmother Of 14-Year-Old Student Shot Outside High School In Bronzeville To Provide UpdateDisabled American Veterans and Recruit Military are hosting the job fair at Soldier Field from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. READ MORE: Man Found Dead In Basement After Apartment Fire In South AustinThe event is free to transitioning service members, veterans, military spouses and dependents. MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Dense Fog Advisory In Effect, Rain WednesdayThe goal is to help service members translate their military job skills into a civilian role.
    CHICAGO -- When it comes to producing NFL-quality offensive linemen, Notre Dame and Wisconsin have been among the best programs in the country.The Fighting Irish have 12 offensive linemen on NFL rosters to start this season and the Badgers have eight.Watch ESPN's College GameDay live from Chicago ahead of a top-20 matchup between No. 12 Notre Dame and No. 18 Wisconsin.Quality offensive line play has become such an identifiable part of the success at Notre Dame and Wisconsin that both teams' linemen landed an endorsement deal with a barbecue restaurant chain this summer.Big men on campus, indeed.No. 12 Notre Dame (3-0) faces No. 18 Wisconsin (1-1) on Saturday at Soldier Field in Chicago in a game being billed as the Jack Coan Bowl for the former Badgers quarterback who now starts for the Irish.EMBED More News Videos ESPN's College GameDay is at Chicago's Soldier Field Saturday morning ahead of the big Notre Dame-Wisconsin contest. But the guys lining up in front of Coan have been the big story at Notre Dame. One of the nation's top offensive line factories has...
    CHICAGO -- ESPN's College Game Day was in Chicago Saturday morning ahead of the big Notre Dame-Wisconsin contest. If you had time, you could have stopped by the north side of Soldier Field and watch it air live from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.SEE ALSO | Best signs from College GameDay in Chicago for Notre Dame vs. Wisconsin Chris Tyree returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown and Drew Pyne threw a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter in relief of an injured Jack Coan, helping No. 12 Notre Dame beat No. 18 Wisconsin 41-13 on Saturday at Soldier Field.Brian Kelly became the winningest coach in Notre Dame history with victory No. 105, surpassing Knute Rockne in his 12th season with the Irish (4-0).Graham Mertz threw four interceptions for Wisconsin (1-2), including two that were returned for touchdowns in the final 2:30 to blow the game open.Coan, a Wisconsin transfer, left with an apparent left leg injury in the third quarter with the game tied at 10.Pyne lost a fumble on his second possession, leading to a field goal...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Bears will face off against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday in their season home opener.It's a special return for the Bears and it's expected to be extremely busy. The team is asking fans to prepare for that and arrive early.Parking lots will open at 8 a.m. and gates open at 10 a.m. The Bears are expecting delays for fans arriving after 11 a.m.RELATED: Bears legend Steve 'Mongo' McMichael accepts ALS Courage Award during Walk for Life eventThere are also free vaccinations being offered at Soldier Field in partnership with Advocate Aurora Health. That will be at the Miller Lite Fan Zone in the Stadium Green at the southeast corner outside of Soldier Field from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nn appointment or game ticket needed.Aside of that, the Chicago Bears are just happy to be back home and they're asking for the fans help in this one.2021 Chicago Bears full schedule released by NFLOnly mobile tickets are being accepted and you have to wear a mask indoors.
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Bears back to work on Wednesday, but still ailing at left tackle. Larry Borom didn’t practice, while Jason Peters was limited.  CBS 2’s Matt Zahn with some good news from Halas Hall. READ MORE: Christkindlmarket Returning To Daley Plaza And Wrigleyville In November Some good news for the Bears defense: Starting nose tackle Eddie Goldman was back out on the practice field after missing the opener with a knee injury. Maybe he can provide some energy for a unit was apparently lacking it against the Rams. “We didn’t have outcome that we wanted to have. We missed a couple of opportunities that we thought we could have capitalized on. For the most part, we didn’t play with enough energy,” said Bears linebacker Alec Ogletree. The Bears aren’t revealing if they plan to use Justin Fields more against the Bengals, but what they’re saying sure makes it sound like he should play more. READ MORE: Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Reaches Tentative Settlement Over Payments To Man Who Accuses Him Of Abuse “He looked like he...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The NFL regular season is back at Soldier Field this coming Sunday. And that means it's time to get your tailgating game in gear.Amanda Puck, Mariano's Director of Brand Development showcases all the essential items you need to make the perfect tailgate setup.Tailgating Starter KitFrom the barbecuing supplies, to all the different varieties of food and beverages, Mariano's is your one stop shop for all things tailgating. Whether you are an experienced tailgater or you are a first-timer, Mariano's offers barbecuing supplies, and a variety of fresh and prepared foods.Chicago Hot Dog StationWhat better way to tailgate than with a build-your-own-Chicago-hot dog? From house-made chili, to the famous Chicago-style relish, tomatoes, pickles, peppers and onions, and the never-ending discussion about whether or not ketchup belongs on a hot dog, your fellow tailgaters will love building their perfect hot dog.Health Focused Game DayIt is no secret that food and drinks are the focus when planning a tailgating party, but that does not mean you cannot go the guilt-free route. Mariano's has a wide variety of dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan,...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– A memorial stair climb Saturday morning will take place at Soldier Field to honor the firefighters who were killed on September11th. The stair climb begins at 9 a.m. More than 300 people have registered so fair and the goal is to reach 343, to commemorate the number of firefighters lost.  
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Soldier Field was sold out for the first time since the pandemic began Saturday for a historic reunion.For the first time in 25 years, legendary Mexican band Los Bukis is back together again this summer.An organizer said roughly 50,000 came out Saturday to see the Latin group, affectionately known as the Mexican Beatles. They will also have another show Sunday.They played a sold out show in Chicago Labor Day weekend, after a pair of sold out shows in Los Angeles last weekend.WATCH: Los Bukis reunion: Kids surprise parents with concert tickets in emotional videosEMBED More News Videos When Los Bukis announced their reunion, it brought nostalgia for generations of many Latino families, and a flood of social media videos of children surprising their parents with tickets to the shows. "I'm excited," said Angela Oliva from Blue Island."I feel lucky I that I got one of the tickets," added Marvro Lekondua, who traveled from Louisville, Kentucky.The reunion show brought together generations of families, with some traveling across the country for a rare, nostalgic opportunity.EMBED More News VideosFor fans...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– Kanye West’s “Donda” listening party Thursday night at Soldier Field may started two hours late and had many memorable moments. West did everything from bringing controversial artists on stage with him, to having his estranged wife walk out in a wedding dress. READ MORE: Thousands Of CPS Students Returning To School Monday Amid New Indoor Mask Mandate, Vaccine Requirement Marilyn Manson, who’s been accused of assault and abuse by former girlfriends, and rapper DaBaby, who got dropped from Lollapalooza after making homophobic comments, appeared on stage with Kanye. READ MORE: Car Crashes Into Building In South Chicago Kim Kardashian, who filed for divorce from West, donned a wedding dress to appear on stage during one song. Also, Ye lit himself on fire and burned down a replica of his childhood home. MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Hot, Humid Weekend Ahead The “Donda” album is set to be released on September 3.
    CHICAGO (CBS) — An estimated crowd of nearly 40,000 people are expected to file into Soldier Field on Thursday – with no mask mandate, and no COVID-19 vaccine or testing requirement either. The occasion is the Kanye West’s “listening party” for his as yet unreleased album Donda. READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Severe Thunderstorms Hit Chicago Area For Second Night; Damage, Downed Power Lines Reported In Western Suburbs As CBS 2’s Tara Molina reported, the city defends the protocols. But one doctor said it absolutely is not enough. Meanwhile, we wanted to know if the Kanye West event was the only upcoming large event lacking such precautions. So we broke down policies and plans in place across the city. An aerial view of Soldier Field Wednesday showed the elaborate prep work ahead of Kanye West’s show. It features a re-creation of the home where he grew up in on the city’s South Side – smack dab in the middle of the field. But preps and requirements for the people who will see it all firsthand? Those are not nearly as...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago's Kanye West is getting ready to bring a big show to Soldier Field on Thursday.Chopper 7HD flew over the stadium Tuesday for a look at the set-up, which includes constructing a house in the middle of the field. The home is apparently a re-creation of Kanye's childhood home.The show on Thursday will be a "listening experience" for Kanye's new album "Donda," named for his late mother.RELATED: Kanye West Gap: $200 jacket 1st piece of Yeezy collection revealedTickets for the show went on sale last Friday. The show is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m.
    CHICAGO (CBS/AP) — Kanye West will hold a “listening party” for his as yet unreleased album Donda at Soldier Field next week. It will be the third such event for the rapper’s album, which is named after his late mother, Donda West. He hosted two previous events at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. READ MORE: R. Kelly Sex Trafficking, Racketeering Trial Gets Underway In Brooklyn Federal Court The listening party was announced in a spartan post on Instagram. Tickets go on sale on Friday on Ticketmaster for the show to be held at 9 p.m. on Aug. 26 at Soldier Field. Before the first two listening events, West reportedly had been living inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta while working on Donda, his 10th studio, which has not yet been released. West unveiled “Donda” in front of a sold-out crowd at the stadium just two days after he announced the first public listening party for his highly-anticipated album. would take place. He barely said a word while introducing his new music during the event, which brought out several big names including Rick Ross,...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Kanye West is coming back to Chicago!The Chicago native rapper announced on his Instagram Wednesday that he will have a listening "experience" for his new album "Donda" at Soldier Field later this month.The event is scheduled for August 26 at 9 p.m., according to the post.Tickets will go on sale Aug. 20 starting at noon.
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Fans kicked off the 2021 Meijer Chicago Bears Family Fest outside Soldier Field Tuesday morning.The Gidley family from Hebron, Indiana couldn't wait."I'm thinking of spending time with my family and watching the Bears," Bears fan Vance Gidley said."We're the best big fans... because we love the Bears," said fan Kaylie Gidley.Last year family fest was canceled during the pandemic....but the team brought it back this yearIt's filled with live music and even pony rides for the littlest fans."This means a lot to us," Jessica Gidley said. "We've been wanting to go to this for years and without having this last year, we've been looking forward to it this year."The festivities outside Soldier Field are just a warm up for what diehards really came to see: the team.Some are setting the bar high."Hopefully a Super Bowl," said fan Elijah Keller. "Go Justin Fields by the way."The Bears family fest followed by a one and a half hour team practice. Many feel it's an escape back to normalcy."With everything going on with COVID, I was kind of scared to...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — CBS 2 is working for Chicago and telling you about opportunities to help you jumpstart your job search. As CBS 2’s Tim McNicholas reported Monday morning, a career fair specifically for job seekers who are veterans is coming to Soldier Field. READ MORE: Crash Involving Motorcycle Closes Northbound Lanes On I-94 Near Wilson Avenue “Our job is to open that door to bring people together,” said Tim Best, chief executive officer of Recruit Military. “The purpose for our organization is empowering veterans through meaningful career opportunities.” Recruit Military is hosting the career fair at Soldier Field this Thursday. The event is specifically for veterans, and all the companies attending are military-friendly. “The challenge that I think is number one for veterans – it’s translating,” Best said. The veterans have to translate their military skills and talents into civilian terms for employers. But the 50 companies attending this event can help close that gap. “They’re coming to engage with employers who value that veteran background and experience,” Best said. Ask Veteran William Pishotta. “I attended the recruiting military...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Elton John’s self-proclaimed final tour will include a concert at Solider Field on Aug. 5, 2022. Tickets for the North American stadium shows go on sale June 30. READ MORE: R. Kelly Transferred From Chicago To New York In Advance Of Trial There “I am going to go out in the biggest possible way .., with the most spectacular production I have ever had,” John said in a video posted on You Tube.  “I can’t wait to see you on the road one last time.” That’s what fans around the world will be singing as Sir Elton John kicks off his final world tour in Allentown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday — bringing his illustrious career of more than 50 years to an end. The North American leg of the tour will conclude with two shows at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Nov. 19-20, 2022. The “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” U.S. tour began in 2018 in Allentown, Pa., but was postponed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE: Postal Worker Tells CBS 2 Staffing Issues Due...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — After playing without fans in the stands last year due to the pandemic, the Chicago Bears are preparing to return to full capacity at Soldier Field for the 2021 season. “Your patience and loyalty over the past 15 months is appreciated. We are thankful and humbled by the unwavering passion you have shared with us. Once again, it’s time to enjoy Bears football in-person!” Bears President & CEO Ted Phillips wrote in a letter to season ticket holders. READ MORE: Phishing Scams Linked To IDES On The Rise Fully vaccinated fans won’t have to wear masks at Soldier Field, but those who haven’t been vaccinated will be encouraged to wear masks. Hand sanitizing stations will be provided throughout the stadium, and officials will regularly deep clean and disinfect all high-touchpoint areas at Soldier Field, according to the letter. READ MORE: How Does Chicago’s New Speed Camera Ticketing Rule Compare To Other Cities? Soldier Field also will use a new touchless entry process for the season, meaning fans won’t ave to remove phones and keys before going through...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Have no fear, the super queens of "Rupaul's Drag Race" are on a mission to save the world from 2020.They've hit the road for a special drive-in live tour this summer called "Drive n' Drag".They're next stop is Chicago.Hosted by Voss Events, the show plays in the south parking lot of Soldier Field Friday through Sunday at 7 p.m.Experience fabulous performances from Asia O'Hara, Kim Chi, Plastique, Naomi Smalls and more at a social distance and from the safety of your own car.Very limited space is available.Tickets are available here.
    CHICAGO (CBS) — As COVID rules keep relaxing, on Friday a teenage rite of passage is making a big comeback. It’s prom night. READ MORE: Qinxuan Pan Arrested In Slaying Of Kevin Jiang, Yale Student From Chicago CBS 2’s Marissa Parra reports from Soldier Field where a much different kind of dance is already underway. Most if not all of these seniors haven’t seen each other since last March when they were juniors. So Friday night is a farewell and a reunion at the same time. “I’m excited. Prom 2021.” Brendan Mendez is suiting up to see classmates he hasn’t seen in a year. “I’m a little nervous. I don’t know what to expect.” This is life for pandemic students. His whole last year of high school was spent in his living room. His hangouts with classmates on his computer. “So excited to see my teachers as well,” Mendez said. “I haven’t seen a lot of my teachers since we’ve been remote this whole time.” READ MORE: Rally In Bridgeview In Support Of Palestine As Violence Continues In The Middle...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Fire FC returned to play at an empty Soldier Field last season for the first time in over a decade. Now, they get the first opportunity to have a home crowd there. READ MORE: Bill Geared Toward Creating More Affordable Housing Passes Out Of Illinois Senate Committee They will start with up to 25 percent capacity – about 15,000 fans. “You know, the fan experience I think is really what adds a great atmosphere to the game; can really give you, especially home field advantage,” said Fire FC defender Jonathan Bornstein. READ MORE: MISSING: Sariyah, 10, From Matteson CBS 2’s Matt Zahn asked Bornstein what he thought the realistic expectations were for the team this year. “First of all, we want to make the playoffs. Last year, we were so close. You know, we haven’t been in the playoffs in a few seasons, so with all of the new changes that we had last year when everything was so new – new ownership, new coach, new sporting director, going into a new stadium – everything...
    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bears lost to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers 35 to 16 Sunday at Soldier FieldThe Packers now have six straight wins and their second straight NFC North championship.Something else they would like before the playoffs begin? The No. 1 seed and the bye that comes with it.Rodgers and the Packers will try to clinch it when they close out the regular season against the playoff-hopeful Chicago Bears on Sunday."I think our guys have been locked in," coach Matt LaFleur said. "I've been really pleased with just the urgency, the effort, the communication, the energy around our building for the last month and a half."The Packers (12-3), who pounded Tennessee last week, began their win streak by dominating the Bears at Lambeau Field. If they beat or tie Chicago (8-7), the No. 1 seed is theirs. A loss or tie by Seattle against San Francisco would also do it for Green Bay.RELATED: Floyd Little, Syracuse and Broncos great, dies at 78The Bears have scored 30 or more points in four straight games for the first...
    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bears lost Sunday against Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints in overtime, falling to a 5-3 record.Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints came into Chicago rolling along with three straight wins as they try to build on yet another unbeaten October. They're hitting their stride, steadying themselves after a shaky start.The Chicago Bears, on the other hand, had hoped to pick themselves up after stumbling through an ugly loss when they host the Saints on Sunday afternoon."There's a positive vibe in this building amongst our coaches and players," coach Matt Nagy said. "We are 5-2, we are not 2-5, and I think that's very, very important for all of us to understand."The vibe around Chicago this week was far from positive after a 24-10 loss to the Rams in Los Angeles on Monday night. The Bears' struggling offense managed just 279 yards and was kept out of the end zone. Chicago's top 10 defense gave up a season-high 161 yards rushing and 371 in all.The Bears fell out of the NFC North lead, a...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Could Bears fans see their team in person at Soldier Field this year? Chicago’s Mayor said she and the team are in talks about During a news conference, Mayor Lori Lightfoot was asked if Chicago could do what other NFL cities have done and allow a small number of fans in the stands to watch football games. “Like any other Bears fan of course, I would like to be there,” Lightfoot said. “We’re having conversations with the Bears and we’ll see where they where they lead. We’ll see.” The NFL, along with other professional sports leagues, closed the games to fans this season because of COVID-19 and the fact that it’s nearly impossible to stay socially distanced in the stands. But the league is fluid in holding that rule in place, as several teams are opening the stands to a fraction of their existing capacities. ESPN reports some teams have stated that the games will stay closed “until further notice.” The Green Bay Packers will allow a small number of fans to watch inside Lambeau Field in...
    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bears came into the season determined to show they're more like the team that won the NFC North in 2018 than the one that missed the playoffs a year ago.The Bears won back-to-back games to start a season for the first time in seven years, denying the Giants their first victory under new coach Joe Judge at Soldier Field on Sunday. The final score was 17-13 for the home team.The team and the city of Chicago are holding firm to their decision not to allow fans at Soldier Field for the start of the season.EMBED More News Videos The Chicago Bears and the city are holding firm to their decision not to have fans in the stands at Sunday's home opener. Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the team reiterated that stance again on Friday ahead of this weekend's home opener."Having a conversation about throwing hundreds of people into a venue like Soldier Field when we are still seeing an uptick in cases is not responsible," Mayor Lightfoot said. "Now, it doesn't mean we can't plan for contingencies,...
    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bears came into the season determined to show they're more like the team that won the NFC North in 2018 than the one that missed the playoffs a year ago.The Bears aim to win back-to-back games to start a season for the first time in seven years and deny the Giants their first victory under new coach Joe Judge when New York visits Soldier Field on Sunday.The team and the city of Chicago are holding firm to their decision not to allow fans at Soldier Field for the start of the season.EMBED More News Videos The Chicago Bears and the city are holding firm to their decision not to have fans in the stands at Sunday's home opener. Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the team reiterated that stance again on Friday ahead of this weekend's home opener."Having a conversation about throwing hundreds of people into a venue like Soldier Field when we are still seeing an uptick in cases is not responsible," Mayor Lightfoot said. "Now, it doesn't mean we can't plan for contingencies, but we've got...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Student athletes pushing for the return of fall sports will rally at Soldier Field Sunday before the Bears home opener. They have been pushing Gov. JB Pritzker for weeks now to let them play this fall despite the governor saying he does not think it’s safe to play. Dozens of student athletes, coaches and parents gathered at the Thompson Center Saturday for a rally to demand the return of fall sports, including football, volleyball, soccer and cheerleading. Student athletes spoke passionately about the physical and mental impact of not being able to play, the possibility of missing out on scholarships, and how playing provides a safe haven for them. Organizers say right now Illinois is one of only 11 states not playing this fall. “Illinois politicians, how would you feel if that was you? Would you be depressed or have anxiety or you think have that mentality is an OK new normal?” asked Ella Woltman, a freshman girl volleyball player at St. Laurence High School. “As athletes sports means more to us than just a game,” said Jaylen...
    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bears came into the season determined to show they're more like the team that won the NFC North in 2018 than the one that missed the playoffs a year ago.The Bears aim to win back-to-back games to start a season for the first time in seven years and deny the Giants their first victory under new coach Joe Judge when New York visits Soldier Field on Sunday.The team and the city of Chicago are holding firm to their decision not to allow fans at Soldier Field for the start of the season.EMBED More News Videos The Chicago Bears and the city are holding firm to their decision not to have fans in the stands at Sunday's home opener. Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the team reiterated that stance again on Friday ahead of this weekend's home opener."Having a conversation about throwing hundreds of people into a venue like Soldier Field when we are still seeing an uptick in cases is not responsible," Mayor Lightfoot said. "Now, it doesn't mean we can't plan for contingencies, but we've got...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Bears and the city are holding firm to their decision not to allow fans at Soldier Field for at least the start of the football season.The Bears announced in mid-August that they would not have fans in the stands due to the COVID-19 pandemic.No fans allowed at Soldier Field at start of NFL season due to COVID-19In a statement, the Bears said they worked with Soldier Field, the Chicago Park District and public health officials to determine whether a plan for fans that followed city, state, CDC and NFL guidelines could be developed to allow a limited number of fans at Bears games."After discussing the draft plan with city health officials, the Bears and the City of Chicago agreed the health metrics show that it is not the right time to welcome fans back to Soldier Field," the team said in a statement. "The health and safety of the city's residents and fans of the Bears will always take priority."Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the team reiterated that stance again on Friday."Having a conversation about throwing...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The Bears will not be having any fans at Soldier Field to start the season, but one of their biggest fans will be traveling to Detroit to watch their opener. As CBS 2’s Matt Zahn reported Thursday, Virginia McCaskey, 97, is headed to the Motor City to watch the Bears take on the Lions in person on Sunday. The matriarch of the Bears is not letting a pandemic hold her down. Her son, Bears chairman George McCaskey, said they will make the trip as safe as possible, and Virginia McCaskey will not have her usual pregame visit with former Lions chair Martha Ford. George McCaskey also said that while they are pushing for fans at Soldier Field this season. They are working on it. “We’re very optimistic. We’re talking to the city. We presented a plan, and we think it’s a good plan, and we’re told that it is a good plan, but the city wants to see the numbers of active cases in the city come down before we bring people to Soldier Field, George McCaskey...
    The chairman of the Chicago Bears is confident that Soldier Field could host fans later on this season. The 2020 NFL season has finally arrived, but it won’t have the same pomp and circumstance like we’ve seen in years past. That’s all due to the ongoing presence of the coronavirus in the United States. Given the need for social distancing, many teams have heeded the advice of local government and public health officials and opted against having fans attend games. One of the teams that won’t have fans at the start of the season are the Chicago Bears, but they are expressing optimism that that can change later in the near future. While speaking with the local media on Thursday, Bears chairman George McCasky said he’s “very optimistic” that fans can be allowed to enter Soldier Field soon and that the team has created a plan to send to the city of Chicago. However, McCaskey stressed that he won’t be pushing for fans to return too quickly, because safety is their number one priority. “We’re not gonna push for fans....
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Bears' fan experience will look a lot different this year.The Chicago Bears announced Monday they will not welcome fans back to Soldier Field for the football season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.In a statement, the Bears said they worked with Soldier Field, the Chicago Park District and public health officials to determine whether a plan for fans that followed city, state, CDC and NFL guidelines could be developed to allow a limited number of fans at Bears games."After discussing the draft plan with city health officials, the Bears and the City of Chicago agreed the health metrics show that it is not the right time to welcome fans back to Solider Field," the team said in a statement. "The health and safety of the city's residents and fans of the Bears will always take priority."Illinois reports 1,773 new coronavirus cases, 12 deaths"The team and City will continue to monitor the environment and believe there can be a sound plan to bring fans back to Solider Field once it is deemed safe and appropriate," the statement continued....
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Bears announced Monday they will not welcome fans back to Soldier Field for the football season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.In a statement, the Bears said they worked with Soldier Field, the Chicago Park District and public health officials to determine whether a plan for fans that followed city, state, CDC and NFL guidelines could be developed to allow a limited number of fans at Bears games."After discussing the draft plan with city health officials, the Bears and the City of Chicago agreed the health metrics show that it is not the right time to welcome fans back to Solider Field," the team said in a statement. "The health and safety of the city's residents and fans of the Bears will always take priority."Illinois reports 1,773 new coronavirus cases, 12 deaths"The team and City will continue to monitor the environment and believe there can be a sound plan to bring fans back to Solider Field once it is deemed safe and appropriate," the statement continued. "Until then, Bears home games will not include in-person fans."...
    Former Real Housewives stars: Where are they now? How to Vet a Neighborhood Before Moving Chicago Bears announce that season will begin without fans at Soldier Field Like most NFL cities, attending games is a huge event. It’s even more of a big deal in the Midwest, where football games are a way of life. The Chicago Bears are the most-watched team in one of the biggest cities in the United States, and there will be no fans in Soldier Field to start this season. The Bears announced on Monday night that after plenty of effort this summer to figure out a way to let crowds into Soldier Field, the decision was made that no fans will be allowed in. For now.Bears: No fans for nowThe Bears’ announcement came at an odd time, at about 6:30 p.m. local time on a Monday. The team announced that health metrics showed “it is not the right time to welcome back fans to Soldier Field.” That decision was made after the Bears, Soldier Field’s management partner, the Chicago Park District and public...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- If her story was a movie it might be called "The Gambler."Tionna Van Gundy insists she's not a risk taker, but nevertheless she emptied her IRA and maxed out her credit cards to set up a drive-in movie business in the parking lot at Soldier Field. It's become the largest entertainment venue in the city during a time when social gathering is a no-no."From my end, it is literally my life savings on the table every night," said Van Gundy.Her investment is now keeping several other small businesses afloat. Tshurhad Chivas is the emcee and hires performers, including DJ's, comedians and musicians."It keeps my business going as well as ten other businesses and a total of 80 people," he said.Van Gundy, 34, has no experience in the movie business. She was looking forward to the best year yet for her event planning business. But everything came to an abrupt halt in mid-March."Then COVID hit and literally devastated us. We went from 30-40 events to almost zero," she said.She had to come up with a new idea quickly...
    It sounds like the Wisconsin Badgers will still play Notre Dame at Lambeau Field at some point in the future. The Fighting Irish and the Badgers were slated to meet this season at the home of the Green Bay Packers, but the game got bagged when the B1G canceled non-conference games Thursday. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Big Ten Statement on 2020-21 Fall Season:https://t.co/KLjc4mA47h — Big Ten Conference (@bigten) July 9, 2020 Well, it sounds like the two sides will still try to get a deal done. According to Brett McMurphy, Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez said Wisconsin is “committed to rescheduling” the highly-anticipated game. Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez on cancellation of this year’s Notre Dame game at Lambeau: “We look forward to playing Notre Dame in 2021 at Soldier Field in Chicago & both programs are committed to rescheduling the game at Lambeau.” — Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) July 9, 2020 Alvarez needs to make sure the Lambeau Field game is rescheduled before the Badgers step one foot on Soldier Field in...
    CHICAGO — Chicago is getting another drive-in movie theater — this one at Soldier Field. The city and the private event company Fueled Events are teaming up on the Soldier Field drive-in, which opens Wednesday. Beginning this week, the drive-in will show movies Wednesday through Sunday starting at around 8:30 p.m. Up first is “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Groundhog Day,” “Fast & Furious,” “Grease” and “Shrek.” Tickets are $55 per car and include a bucket of popcorn. Drive-in movie theaters are making a comeback in the time of coronavirus. Drive-ins have opened at Lincoln Yards, in Pilsen and in Lincoln Square in recent weeks. At Soldier Field, cars and pedestrian areas will be stationed eight feet apart from one another in adherence with public health guidelines. There will be “sanitation stations” throughout and concessions will be cash-less. Before every movie screening beginning at 7 p.m., the Soldier Field drive-in will host other shows featuring music, DJs, contests, games and “extensive food and beverage options.” One dollar of every ticket sold will be donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Folks...
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