Chicago sports fans will look back at 2017 as the "Year of the Trade." During the spring and summer all five of the city's major professional teams made franchise-altering deals.
The Bears started the madness April 27 by moving up in the NFL draft to take quarterback Mitch Trubisky with the No. 2 pick.
On June 22, the Bulls traded Jimmy Butler and their first-round pick to the Timberwolves for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the No. 7 pick (Lauri Markkanen).
The next day, the Blackhawks made two paradigm-shifting deals that became official 51 minutes apart. Three-time Stanley Cup-winning defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson went to the Coyotes in a multiplayer trade,...