Friday, February 8, 2013
The Chicago Bears announced this week that ticket prices are increasing for the 2013 season by an average of 4.2 percent.
Friday, February 8
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 Friday, 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 …
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. 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. Like Niles-Morton Grove Patch on Facebook
Sunday, December 16, 2012
The hometown crowd gives the Bears a fighting chance today.
The Sunday Comics Patch by illustrator Charley Krebs.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Hundreds still enamored of Da Coach wait hours in line at Binny's in Niles to buy his line of wines and present helmets, footballs and posters to be autographed.
People came from as far away as McHenry County, and waited as long as four and a half hours in line, to meet former Bears Coach and Hall of Famer Mike Ditka Wednesday evening. Iron Mike, as some in the crowd fondly called him, sat at a long table at Binny's Beverage Depot in Niles autographing bottles from his new line of wines from 6 to 8 p.m. Fans patiently waited in a long line that snaked through the gigantic store. "People started arriving at 1:30, and that's when the line began forming," said Chuck Campagna, general manager of the Binny's Beverage Depot Niles location. Like Patch on Facebook for news, conversation Rick Parenti, operations manager for Binny's Beverage Depot's stores, had the unenviable task of standing outside to …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
"Da Coach" is stopping by; wine enthusiasts can pick up an autographed bottle of his wines.
Former Chicago Bears Coach Mike Ditka is visiting Binny's Beverage Depot in Niles Weds., Dec. 12 to promote his wines. Ditka will greet football fans, as well as wine fans, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the store, 8935 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles. Ditka has paired with Terlato Wines International of Lake Bluff to create wines which reference different phases of his career, from player to Hall of Famer, according to Huffington Post. There are eight wines in the line, including chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, cabernet saugivnon and pinor noir. He also produced a commercial for Binny's which pokes fun at his tough guy-turned-wine conoisseur reputation. Prices range from $14.99 to $49.99 a bottle, according to chicagobusiness.com.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Four cornerstones and the cover-two defense add up to victory.
The Sunday Comics Patch by Illustrator Charley Krebs.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
The Chicago Bears kick off their season at noon Sunday, Sept. 9 against the Indianapolis Colts at home in Soldier Field.
Hopes are high as the Chicago Bears kick off their season at noon Sunday, Sept. 9, against the Indianapolis Colts and rookie quarterback Andrew Luck. To put everyone in the football mood, we uploaded a video compiliation of Devin Hester kick returns to this post. Enjoy the most exciting moment in football – for a full 10 minutes! The Bears had a busy offseason adding a playmaker at wide receiver in Brandon Marshall, and depth at runningback and quarterback with free agent signings Michael Bush and Jason Campbell. Rookie wide receiver Alshon Jeffery also looked promising in presseason. But will it be enough? Or will their failure to upgrade the offensive line doom the team to another lackluster season?
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Chicago Bears fans will celebrate their team in the summer heat or the brutal winter cold. Is this the year, Bears fans?
The Sunday Comics Patch.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
The NFL draft begins at 7 p.m. in New York. We take a look back at some of the Bears worst draft mistakes.
The NFL draft begins at 7 p.m. Thursday and the Chicago Bears have the 19th overall pick. The Bears have a checkered draft history, to say the least. For every Walter Payton, there’s a Rashaan Salaam. But, of all Bears mistakes on draft day, which is the worst? We did our best to compile a list of worthy nominees and we limited our choices to the first round: Those are our nominees. Vote in the comment section, or feel free to tell us who you think was the Bears worst draft pick.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
What a way for Anthony Adams to forget a bad loss to the Green Bay Packers --doing a celebrity chef routine in Niles.
First came the cucumber, finely grated. Next was minced garlic. Don’t forget the mint. Gotta spice it up with jalapeno peppers. Tomatoes are always utilitarian--at the very least. Cilantro, spices and salt are added for seasonings. “If I say spicy, it’s going to be spicy,” said chef Maribel Alchin. Anthony Adams didn’t spill any of the above ingredients. Better yet, he didn’t fumble. One day after his Chicago Bears were thumped by the Green Bay Packers, defensive lineman Adams got into the culinary arts’ end zone Monday by successfully assembling a container of spicy Indian dip at the Meijer store in Niles, with the helpful directions of store healthy living advisor Alchin. The unlikely pair, chef’s uniform-adorned Alchin and the affable …