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  1. Mayor explores Soldier Field expansion

    Associated Press

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is exploring whether to add thousands of seats to Soldier Field. The preliminary proposal would add 5,000 seats. The stadium that's home to the Chicago Bears has a capacity of 61,500 people for football games...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  2. Jay Cutler confirms marriage

    Associated Press

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Jay Cutler says marriage has done one thing for him: the Chicago Bears quarterback feels much older. "I feel old, I really do," Cutler said Tuesday in confirming that he and actress Kristin Cavallari had recently married. "It...

    Blog | June 11, 2013
  3. Payton's mother dies at 87

    Associated Press

    JACKSON, Miss. -- Alyne S. Payton, the mother of late NFL Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton, has died in Jackson, Miss. She was 87. Family members say she died in the hospital Monday after a long illness. Officials with Westhaven Memorial F...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  4. Ex-Bear Knox giving up football

    Associated Press

    CHICAGO -- Former Chicago Bears receiver Johnny Knox says he's giving up football. Read the entire story....

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  5. McMahon: I should have played baseball

    Associated Press

    CHICAGO -- Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon, who is suffering from early-stage dementia, has told a Chicago television station that while he appreciates what football has done for him, if he could do it over, he would play baseball. Re...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  6. Ex-Packer RB Grant was nearly a Bear

    Associated Press

    ASHBURN, Va. -- Ryan Grant had finished a workout and was close to signing a deal with the Chicago Bears when the Washington Redskins called with an offer he liked better. "I was on my way to do a physical in Chicago," Grant said. "Agreed to Washi...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  7. Manning expected to play couple of series

    Associated Press

    Peyton Manning will make his return to the field Thursday night for the first time in 19 months when the Denver Broncos visit the Chicago Bears. A four-time MVP, Manning missed all of last season with a nerve injury in his neck that weakened his t...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  8. Briggs has high expectations for Bears

    Associated Press

    CHICAGO -- Lance Briggs envisions big things for the Chicago Bears this coming season. The Pro Bowl linebacker said it "definitely could be" the best team he's played on after sweeping changes during the offseason that sent expectations soaring. ...

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  9. Bears trim roster, waive three players

    Associated Press

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears have waived offensive tackle Levi Horn, tight end Andre Smith and guard Reggie Stephens. The Bears announced the moves on Monday, trimming their roster to 89 players. Horn spent most of the past two season...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  10. Duerson's family sues NFL

    Associated Press

    CHICAGO -- The family of former Chicago Bears player Dave Duerson has filed a wrongful death suit against the NFL over his suicide. Read the entire story....

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  11. Obama: Game less Super without Bears

    Associated Press

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The First Fan has only one complaint about Sunday's Super Bowl: his favorite team isn't in it. President Barack Obama says on Twitter he's "looking forward to catching some of the big game" between the New York Giants and the New...

    Blog | February 05, 2012
  12. Hurd hires new attorneys for drug trial

    Associated Press

    DALLAS -- Former NFL wide receiver Sam Hurd has hired new attorneys to defend him against accusations that he tried to establish a drug-dealing ring. One of Hurd's new lawyers says the former Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys receiver plans to plea...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  13. SEC files suit against Gault

    Associated Press

    LOS ANGELES -- The Securities and Exchange Commission is suing former Chicago Bears wide receiver Willie Gault and five others, accusing them of a scam to artificially inflate the stock of a heart monitoring device company. Read the entire story....

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  14. Willie Gault's stolen ring recovered

    Associated Press

    LOS ANGELES -- Police say the stolen 1985 Super Bowl ring of Chicago Bears wide receiver Willie Gault has been recovered from a downtown Los Angeles jewelry store. Read the entire story....

    Blog | December 17, 2011
  15. Briggs backtracks: Deals not affecting Bears

    Associated Press

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs says recent rifts involving players aren't having "any effect" on the Chicago Bears. Read the entire story....

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  16. Bears waive DB Venable, elevate Walters

    Associated Press

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears have waived safety Winston Venable and elevated safety Anthony Walters from the practice squad. Venable appeared in five games and was in on two tackles. Walters spent the first five weeks on the Bears' prac...

    Blog | October 11, 2011