Bears coach Lovie Smith released a statement on the retirement of Brett Favre this afternoon:
I think this announcement comes about 17 years too late and I dont know if I will completely believe it until Green Bay opens the season without No. 4 lining up under center. In all seriousness, no one has given more to our game than Brett Favre. I have spent the better part of my NFL coaching career working on game plans to beat him. There is no player I respect more. He is one of the all-time greats to ever play in the NFL. He was a tremendous leader and the ultimate competitor on Sundays. I wish him and his family the very best.
The man had been seen waving guns and yelling racist threats from atop a building in the 4100 block of West Chicago Avenue.
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There are plenty of fun facts about this month, but we’re focused on the national pastime here.
Reports of early periodical cicadas, including an understatement on them, a mailbag item about sightings of hummingbirds and orioles, and the standing world-record bowfin are among the notes from around Chicago outdoors and beyond.