Thursday, May 2, 2013
Northbrook officials like Chicago Bear Bob Christian’s plan but did not like the proposed location in Sky Harbor Industrial Park.
Former Chicago Bear Bob Christian is exploring relocation options after Northbrook trustees voiced concerns about a proposal to relocate his Northbrook-based athletic training center to Sky Harbor Industrial Park, Chicago Tribune reported. Northbrook officials say the property at 237 Melvin Drive is zoned for industrial use and prohibits a business like, TCBOOST, which Christian co-owns. Approving the relocation would be a “slippery slope” that could change the character of the industrial park, Village Trustee Todd Heller said, Chicago Tribune reported. TCBOOST's headquarters is currently located at 600 Waukegan Rd., and has a facility in Mount Prospect, according to the business' website.
Friday, March 22, 2013
The 11-year-old boy from Northbrook passed away this week after a battle with cancer.
After fighting cancer for more than two years, Collin Wehr died this week at 11-years-old. The Wehr family announced the sad news on Thursday, and the public outpour of support was practically instant. “He was such a happy and optimistic kid despite the enormous adversity he faced on a daily basis,” Former Chicago Bear Tom Waddle told the Northbrook Star. Collin met Waddle during a Make-A-Wish gift to the boy. “We feel honored to have had the opportunity to spend time with him and the Wehr family on several occasions," the Chicago Bears wrote in a statement published by the Northbrook Star. “Collin will always be a part of the Bears football family, and his positive attitude, spunky personality, and engaging smile will never be forgotten. …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The Bears quarterback and his fiancé Kristin Cavallari have rented a nine-room mansion in Winnetka.
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and his fiancé, Kristin Cavallari, have rented a 6,718-square-foot mansion with nine rooms in Winnetka, Chicago Tribune reported. The home features a three-car garage, seven fireplaces, six full baths, a wood-paneled library and a kitchen with marble counters, Chicago Tribune reported. “I’m a suburbanite now…In L.A. you have to be so careful about what you say and who you trust. It’s such an awful way to live. [In Chicago] people want to get to know you for you. I feel like I can just breathe,” Cavallari told Splash on her move to Winnetka.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The Chicago Bears announced this week that ticket prices are increasing for the 2013 season by an average of 4.2 percent.
Thursday, February 7
The Chicago Bears have announced ticket prices for the 2013 season. Invoices are scheduled to be sent to season ticket holders beginning Wednesday with full payment due by April 5, according to www.chicagobears.com. Price increases range from $3 to $10 for 90 percent of the seating bowl, with some United Club seats remaining flat. Lower-level mid-field seating price increases range from $15 to $30. The overall average increase for 2013 season tickets is 4.2 percent. Non-club season ticket prices now range from $79 to $165 and account for approximately 85 percent of the seating at Soldier Field. United Club season tickets range from $265 to $540. Season ticket holders will continue to see a $25 per game savings for each regular season …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the Chicago Bears have hired Marc Trestman as the team's head coach.
The Chicago Bears have hired Marc Trestman of the Montreal Alouettes as its new head coarch, the Chicago Tribune reports. Although Trestman worked in the NFL for years as an offensive coordinator and quarterback coach, he has been in Canada for the last five years. Trestman led the Alouettes to back-to-back Grey Cup Championships and compiled a 64-34 record, the Tribune reported. Trestman worked with the Oakland Raiders and quarterback Rich Gannon in 2002, the year Gannon won the MVP. He also has worked with quarterbacks Steve Young, Jack Plummer, Scott Mitchell and Bernie Kosar. A detailed breakdown of Trestman's career can be found at his website.
Monday, December 31, 2012
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport is reporting that Chicago Bears Coach Lovie Smith has been fired.
NFL.com is reporting that Chicago Bears Coach Lovie Smith has been fired. The Bears failed to make the playoffs despite starting the season 7-1. The team struggled to a 10-6 finish and lost out on the final playoff spot to the Minnesota Vikings. The Bears have not made the playoffs in five of the last six seasons, though Smith did get the Bears to the Super Bowl in 2006. In recent years the Bears offense has been inconsistent, despite trading two first round picks for quarterback Jay Cutler. The Chicago Tribune noted that Smith had gone through four offensive coordinators during his tenure. Smith compiled an 80-63 record as head coach of the Chicago Bears since 2004, Yahoo! Sports reported.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
The hometown crowd gives the Bears a fighting chance today.
The Sunday Comics Patch by illustrator Charley Krebs.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Four cornerstones and the cover-two defense add up to victory.
The Sunday Comics Patch by Illustrator Charley Krebs.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Glenbrook North running back Grant Rushing was recently picked by the NFL team as a high school all-star.
Grant Rushing of Glenbrook North was recently named the Chicago Bears High School All-Star of the Week. Rushing ran for 295 yards on 16 carries and scored five touchdowns in Glenbrook North's victory over Lane Tech on August 31. The senior running back set the tone early when he broke loose for a 68-yard score on the third play of the game. Rushing also plays safety and returns punts for the Spartans. “The Lane Tech game was my best career day in terms of stats, and I credit that all to my line men. Without them I wouldn’t have been able to find the holes that I did, and I thank them for that,” he said. “I'm proud of my team and I'm proud of myself. It's the best feeling in the world to walk off the field with a win.” Rushing is a senior …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Scheduled guests in next Monday's golf tournament at Mission Hills Country Club include Bears players Devin Hester, Matt Forte and Brandon Marshall.
Chicago Bears Team Chaplain Ray McElroy is hosting the First Annual Celebrity Golf Invidtational on Monday, Sept. 24 at Mission Hills Country Club on behalf of his A Ray of Hope on Earth charity, a charity dedicated to empowering youth, changing lives and making a difference for young adults. As a spiritual mentor, McElroy works with the Bears along with other athletes and coaches from various sports. McElroy also mentors kids daily on the importance of off field behavior, school and education. He helps with goal setting, making good choices and focusing on the future. For the Chicago Bears he hosts a weekly bible study for players and the coaching staff. He has pre-game chapel service, weekly women’s bible study for spouses and …