As camp broke, as per tradition dating back to 2004 when then Head Coach Lovie Smith mandated his staff switch from golf carts to bikes, Bears Coaches gave away bikes used during their two weeks in Bourbonnais to people here in Kankakee County including teenagers and veterans. Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet and the Illinois State Police helped choose the recipients.
The Chicago Bears annual Family Fest takes place later this evening at Soldier Field. Yesterday after Training Camp on the campus of Olivet in Bourbonnais, Head Coach Matt Nagy was questioned if there was a level of frustration with the offensive production so far in camp.
An unexpectedly cooler and brisk Friday awaited the Chicago Bears as the team worked on short-yardage goal-line drills. While the team worked in Pads during Friday’s training camp on the campus of Olivet, Matt Nagy told reporters not to expect that during Saturday’s Family Fest at Soldier Field.
How would you like to go to work on a weekday morning and have an idea batted down by one of the top five players in the National Football League in 2019? That was the case Thursday morning when, after a day’s rest, QB Mitch Trubisky dropped back on the very first snap of the morning and Khalil Mack busted through the offensive line on a routine pass play to tip his throw for an interception. Fans in attendance went wild as Mac celebrated with the defense.
Among them locally where the Herscher Tigers, Kankakee Eastside Bulldogs, Joliet Ravens, Joliet Steelers, Lockport Junior Porters, and Plainfield Junior Cats Youth Football teams, as well as a variety of non-profits like Wounded Warriors.
Fans will rejoice to learn Saturday, August 31st in Logan Square, the Chicago Bears will be host their fourth annual Miller Lite Block Party to kick off the regular season! The event will run from noon till 10 pm and feature a variety of tailgate-style food, beverages, Miller Lite’s Bar 75 and the Miller Lite Food Truck. Additionally, family free activities will be on hand, including the Kid Zone featuring Chicago Bears Kids Club and Crib Club along with various photo opportunities.