| Nov 19, 2013
| 9:56 PM
Brimming with boyish enthusiasm, Josh McCown bounced into the team facility early with an unproven rookie's appetite for work and stayed late until only the coaches' cars remained in the parking lot.
This sounds like any given day at Halas Hall. This...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 8:46 PM
BOURBONNAIS — When Bears defensive end Shea McClellin made the play of training camp the other day by leaping to intercept a screen pass, exaggeration that often accompanies August football brought several comparisons to another No. 99.
| Jul 28, 2013
Bears Chairman George McCaskey is adamant his family has no intention of ever stepping away from the franchise founded in 1920. But keeping control could be tricky.
George's mother, Virginia Halas McCaskey, 90, has controlled the team since 1983, when...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 5:42 PM
The Bears may appear to be going nowhere, but that doesn't mean Lovie Smith is headed anywhere.
Smith effectively can seal another contract with a victory over the Packers on Sunday. Beating the Packers is important to Bears ownership, and Smith could...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 5:21 PM
In less than three weeks, there will be answers to all the questions being debated around water coolers from Milwaukee to Merrillville.
Many words have been devoted to Lovie Smith's future and the power structure in Lake Forest since the Bears tumbled...
| Mar 25, 2012
| 3:31 PM
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — After becoming chairman of the board last May, George McCaskey has overseen an interesting year for the team his grandfather George Halas founded. McCaskey sat down with the Tribune at the NFL meetings to discuss the state of...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 8:13 AM
If I ran a top-down corporate structure and an underling walked into my office with a plan to fire the guy directly below him but mandate that his successor retain the person below that level, I would’ve fired the guy for presenting such a...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 7:19 PM
Owners of the Chicago Bears hosted religious leaders and politicians Sunday at the team’s practice facility, where speakers lamented the “eroding freedom to speak in the language of faith in the public square.”
| Mar 15, 2012
Rasheedah Watley has known Brandon Marshall since he was 12 and laughed when I asked her Wednesday if the Bears can change Marshall in ways the Broncos or Dolphins couldn't.
"It's very foolish to think that,'' said Watley, Marshall's high school...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 7:32 AM
One thing we learned from this weekend’s NFL playoff games:
Lovie Smith was lucky he didn’t get the Jerry Angelo treatment.
Angelo was fired after somebody finally looked at his lousy draft history and failure to insure the most important...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 9:45 AM
What I learned about the Bearsfrom the Giants-Niners NFC Championship Game:
The Niners reminded me of the Bears who went to Super Bowl 41 and lost to Indianapolis.
The 2006 Bears had a quarterback who could kill you as quickly as he could win a game for...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 9:39 AM
Phil Emery got so revved up that he forgot reality.
No, wait, Emery didn’t get revved up at his introductory news conference. Emery seems incapable of getting revved up.
So, maybe Emery was just so focused on offering snappy catchphrases about...