Being responsible paid off in more ways than one for Lansing resident Colleen Peppin.
HIGHLAND | Lifelong Chicago Bears fan Bob Haskell, of Highland, had his allegiance sorely tested last month, when his Bears lost a must-win thriller in the NDL regular-season finale to the reival Green Bay Packers.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. | If the Bears make changes this offseason, it will not be at quarterback.
INDIANAPOLIS | Region football fans still hankering for the playoff game that won't be played at Soldier Field this weekend need only head two hours south on Interstate 65 on Saturday to catch some postseason NFL action, in person and indoors.
Offering perspective on today's issues
Jay Cutler returned to the lineup, and despite a pair of first-half interceptions, he helped the Bears to a much-needed 38-31 victory over the Cleveland Browns.
The Vikings defeated the Bears 23-20 in overtime, despite a record-setting 249 yards receiving from Alshon Jeffery.
It's that time of year. I’m thankful …
ST. LOUIS | Everyone's still chasing Tavon Austin.
It's so easy to kick professional sports teams when they're down, and their athletes, too.
From Friday night in suburban Indianapolis to Sunday afternoon in Chicago, sports medics had their hands full last weekend — with the athletes being the least of their worries.
Rain pounds Soldier Field as storm rolls through Chicago. Video by The Times' Al Hamnik.
Fans evacuate Soldier Field as storm roars through Chicago and delays Bears-Ravens game. Video by The Times' Al Hamnik.
GRIFFITH | Long before Michael Vick, Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III trespassed into secondaries with impunity, the Bears employed a quarterback with a howitzer left arm and the propensity to leave the pocket well behind him.
LAKE FOREST | If the Bears are going to make a playoff run, it will be without cornerback Charles Tillman and possibly quarterback Jay Cutler.
CHICAGO | Marc Trestman has been labeled a savior of sorts in hopefully bringing the Bears, particularly Jay Cutler, back to the NFL forefront.
After performing just well enough to win against the Packers on Monday, the Bears' secondary tipped it the other way Sunday and underperformed just enough in the loss to the Lions.
Someone smart a long time ago once said, "Rest and be thankful."
GRIFFITH | The title shouts with the type of bravado that accompanies other sports-personality autobiographies such as "Bad As I Wanna Be", "They Call Me Assassin" and "Just Give Me the Damn Ball".
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