Saturday, March 9, 2013
Christopher Zorich, a former player for the Chicago Bears, and a Cook County sheriff’s deputy from Elk Grove Village were charged separately in federal court for failing to file income tax returns from 2006 to 2009, according to the U.S. States Attorney O
The following information was provided by the U.S. Attorney Office. It does not indicate a conviction. A former professional football player for the Chicago Bears and a former Cook County sheriff’s deputy were charged separately in federal court for failing to file federal tax returns for four years, the U.S. States Attorney Office stated on Thursday. Christopher Zorich, 43, of Chicago, was charged with four counts of failing to file federal income tax returns from 2006 to 2009, the U.S. States Attorney Office stated. Zorich played for the Bears from 1991 to 1996, according to the statement. Stephen R. Pamon, 61, of Elk Grove Village, was charged with four counts of failing to file federal income tax returns from 2006 to 2009, the U.S. …
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 …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the Chicago Bears have hired Marc Trestman as the team's head coach.
The Chicago Bears have hired Marc Trestman of the Montreal Alouettes as its new head coarch, the Chicago Tribune reported. Although Trestman worked in the NFL for years as an offensive coordinator and quarterback coach, he has been in Canada for the last five years. Trestman led the Alouettes to back-to-back Grey Cup Championships and compiled a 64-34 record, the Tribune reported. Trestman worked with the Oakland Raiders and quarterback Rich Gannon in 2002, the year Gannon won the MVP. He also has worked with quarterbacks Steve Young, Jack Plummer, Scott Mitchell and Bernie Kosar. A detailed breakdown of Trestman's career can be found at his website.
Monday, December 31, 2012
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport is reporting that Chicago Bears Coach Lovie Smith has been fired.
Monday, December 31, 2012
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. Sign up for Patch’s daily newsletter, delivered to your inbox with news, information and community. Find Patch on Facebook and click the like button.
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 …
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?
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.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Which Bears jerseys will be big hits this season and beyond.
Sports fans love showing off their team colors. Whether it's buying hats, T-shirts or even those obnoxious Green Bay Packer cheeseheads, fans can't get enough team apparel. The Bears start their preseason games on August 13 so there’s no better time to add some new apparel to your sports wardrobe. Earlier: Check out Patch's baseball jersey guide. Still, the most difficult question in sports still needs to be answered: Whose jersey should you buy? And the bigger fan you are, the harder it is to choose. Do you go with the obvious superstar? What about a team’s most recent draft pick? Should you just choose the steady veteran? While it's not a life-or-death situation, jerseys aren't exactly cheap. Before dropping a Benjamin on buying …