Mayor Emanuel has three big things he wants from Springfield. 1) Casinos. 2) Speeding cameras and 3) a huge statue of him sitting on top of the statue of Abraham Lincoln. Okay, maybe not a huge statue, maybe the third was keeping the Mercantile Exchange in Chicago.
It might have seemed premature to look at the Bears' playoff picture with nine games left in the season but it was worth a peek after the current wild card scenarios were considered. The next two games were critical; and a couple of wins could make the Bears' ride to January a little less wild.
What's up Illinois?! Ron Paul in the house! More than 3,600 people voted in the Illinois Republican straw poll over the weekend. The Ill. GOP needs cash, apparently to help with the 2012 election, so they charged people $5 to vote in this informal poll.
This week, the Chicago Bears had a bye. This usually means that the players are given time to rest up, visit family and do non-football related things in various parts of the country. But not Coach Lovie. He takes football very serious.
I'm going to start a new segment today called "Occupy-related media found on Facebook." There's really no way to tell if this stuff is real or taken out of context, so I preface my new segment with a disclaimer: This was found on Facebook.
London’s Wembley Stadium is the home field for England’s national football team; but Sunday American football was the draw. The Chicago Bears met, and beat, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-18. The Bears' record improved to 4-3 as they headed home for a bye week.