In a story first reported by ESPN, the Bears have found a replacement for Brad Maynard after agreeing with Jacksonville Jaguars punter Adam Podlesh to a five-year contract.
Podlesh had a career year in 2011 and was named a Pro Bowl alternate after averaging 43.8 yards per punt.
“I’m extremely excited,” Podlesh told the Florida-Times Union. “Obviously it’s a very prestigious organization and they’re obviously a high caliber team. Looking for a super bowl so I’m excited to be a part of that.”
Podlesh was diagnosed with salivary gland cancer in March, 2010, underwent surgery and is now cancer free.
Championship teams need a quarterback. Incoming president/CEO Kevin Warren believes the Bears have theirs.
Officers were responding to a ShotSpotter call when they found the woman unresponsive in an alley in the 7900 block of South Vincennes Avenue.
Paul Vallas and Brandon Johnson have strong ties to public education — and very different plans for Chicago Public Schools.
Five 7-Eleven stores robbed on Near West and North sides, a day after four other 7-Eleven stores were hit by gunmen
In one of the robberies Wednesday, a customer’s Jeep was carjacked. Police have not said if the robberies are linked. No injuries have been reported.
Saturday will be the irregular convergence of three opening days in fishing: the start of Illinois’ spring inland trout season, the reopening of fishing at Heidecke Lake (good prospects) and the start of that Chicago tradion, smelt netting (not much hope).