Will playoffs payoff for the Chicago Bears?

January 3, 2011

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Chicago Bears teammates celebrate their entre to the playoffs.

Despite a lackluster performance in Green Bay Sunday, the Chicago Bears will continue to play in 2011. The team will advance to the playoffs. That means Chicago will host a home game. For Mayor Monday "Eight Forty-Eight" asks: Do the playoffs pay off for the home city?

But beyond that? With a potential lockout in March, players are being encouraged to save their pennies just like the rest of us. How might a strike ripple through our local economy?

To find out "Eight Forty-Eight" spoke to regular sports contributor Cheryl Raye-Stout.