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Super Bowl week lets us shuffle back to Bears glory

Fans from Chicago flocked to New Orleans and devoured Cajun culture, then watched their team devour the Patriots.

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This You Gotta See: A trip back in time with a band of heroes known to all as the ’85 Bears

Super Bowl 55 is coming, and that’s a long way from Super Bowl 20. Has it really been 35 years? Because it feels more like 100.

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’85 Bear Dennis McKinnon: WR Allen Robinson isn’t great, but Bears must pay up

McKinnon, who was named one of the top 100 Bears of all time last year, doesn’t think Robinson is "a game-changer." But he says the Bears need to meet his asking price or trade him.

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A simple, complicated question: Why are you a Bears fan?

What stands out the most about this franchise is that it asks a lot of you fans. It asks you to keep the faith. Keeping the faith isn’t easy.

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Bears coach Matt Nagy to name starting QB no later than next Wednesday

It’s either Nick Foles or Mitch Trubisky, but Nagy isn’t ready to choose. Fortunately for everyone, at least he won’t wait all the way until kickoff of the Lions game.

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Mike Ditka’s restaurant in Gold Coast is closing

COVID-19 and a short-term lease are blamed for "the extremely difficult decision."

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New info in murder of Shaun Gayle’s girlfriend makes uncomfortable topic even worse

Marni Yang was convicted in 2011 and sentenced to two life terms and has been in the Logan Correctional Center in Lincoln, Illinois, ever since.

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Eddy Pineiro gives Bears one fewer thing to worry about

After making 4 of 4 field goals vs. the Vikings — including a 22-yard game-winner — Pineiro finished the season with 11 in a row. "I feel pretty good that that void was filled," coach Matt Nagy said.

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A song you can’t get out of your head

"The Super Bowl Shuffle" remains the 1985 Bears’ most dominant work.

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Rev. Nicholas A. Marro, team chaplain who helped motivate 1985 Bears before Super Bowl win, dead at 84

Walter Payton, Steve McMichael and other players would line up before games to ask for a blessing from ‘Father Nick.’

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Bears bobblehead giveaways coming for every home game in 2019

Which bobblehead do you want the most?

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If this keeps up, whoever wins the Bears’ kicking job is going to be a nervous wreck by the opener

Cody Parkey’s replacement will have so much attention on him that it will be a miracle if he can uncurl himself from the fetal position on game day. Hard to recall any position getting this much scrutiny from coaches and players during practices.

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Super Bowl Shuffle revisited: Former Bears DB Ken Taylor still hears footsteps

He has a Super Bowl ring and a great behind-the-scenes story to tell about his old ‘crew.’

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This You Gotta See: An Angels megastar (no, not that one) hits Wrigley to take on the Cubs

Hey, Mike Trout’s pretty good, too. Also: CarGo’s Cubs arrival, a festival of Bears, more White Sox-Royals and the Wolves’ Calder Cup quest.

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The 1985 Bears defense vs. the 2018 Bears defense: You MUST READ THIS!!!

You probably think this is a pathetic attempt to attract more readers, more eyeballs and more clicks. You couldn’t be more wrong about the media!

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Ditka released from hospital after heart attack: ‘Mike is doing really well’

The legendary Bears coach had been in the hospital in Florida since Wednesday when he was rushed to get medical care because he was not feeling well.

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Bears legend Ditka hospitalized in Florida after heart attack, gets pacemaker

Ditka was playing golf shortly before going to the hospital, a source told Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed. He is resting after getting a pacemaker.

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Rev. Michael Pfleger wants school walkout extended to include Chicago victims

The Rev. Michael Pfleger wants three minutes added locally to the 17-minute school walkout on March 14 in honor of students killed in Florida.

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1985 Bears adding heft to Garry McCarthy fundraiser Sunday

SNEED: A gaggle of legendary defensive football greats is heading to McCarthy’s fundraiser Sunday for his potential mayoral bid.

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Bears documentary shuffles ’85 memories into a must-see time capsule

ROEPER: Players and famous fans share hilarious anecdotes about that magnificent team, at first struggling and later unstoppable.

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SNEED: Mike Ditka’s advice to new Bears coach: Do it your way

Da Coach says of new coach Matt Nagy: "I’m happy for him and I’m happy for them. It’s such a privilege to be a coach."

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SNEED EXCLUSIVE: Mike Ditka on NFL controversy: ‘Just play football’

Legendary Bears coach Mike Ditka wishes football players would just focus on football.

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Dan Hampton-Jim McMahon feud best thing to ever happen to Jay Cutler

MORRISSEY: Cutler could have won 4 Super Bowls? Only in Hamp's world.

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What the Hall? Hampton: ’80s Bears would have won 4 SBs with Cutler

"If my team had Jay Cutler at quarterback, we would have won four Super Bowls," Hampton said.

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Star sightings include Rumer Willis, Busta Rhymes

SEEN ON THE SCENE: The new Flamingo Rum Club in River North has been attracting a raft of celebs lately, including actress<strong> Rumer

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Brown: Park Ridge woman made a difference; now her cat does, too

It wouldn't be completely accurate to say Taffy, the Calico cat, left an estate worth over $121,000 when she died. But you could view it that way.

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Memories of the great ’85 Super Bowl-winning Bears hit WTTW

UPDATE: Due to a technical glitch, the '85 Bears Super Bowl documentary will now air at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 on WTTW-Channel 11. The film was

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Sneed: Ditka reaffirms support for Trump, rips GOPers who don’t

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Buddy Ryan, and his ’46’ defense, was ‘ahead of his time’

To call Buddy Ryan the architect of the NFL’s greatest defense is too passive.

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Former Bears defensive guru Buddy Ryan dead at 85

Former NFL coach had suffered from multiple illnesses

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Mike Ditka: Buddy Ryan bond ‘respectful,’ if not always ‘rosy’

Mike Ditka and Buddy Ryan weren’t best friends, maybe they were something else, the Bears coach said.

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Buddy Ryan was the heart, soul and rough exterior of ’85 Bears

RICK MORRISSEY: Architect of 46 Defense has died.