Bears Training Camp

The Bourbonnais water tower. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Kankakee County Makes $500K Move To Keep Bears At ONU

With the Chicago Bears entering the final year of their contract with Olivet Nazarene University, the summer of 2013 could be the last that the team spends in Bourbonnais for its annual training camp.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2013

Jay Cutler. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis /Getty Images)

Wisch: Rapper Young MC Invites Jay Cutler To Bust A Move

And while Yohnka knows his invitation may have no better chance connecting than a Hail Mary, he is hoping that on Saturday, July 28, Cutler might agree to duck away from ONU after practice to visit the Merchant Street MusicFest, a two-day event that last year drew an estimated 11,000 people to downtown Kankakee.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2012

Lovie Smith

Holmes: Bears Increase Intensity In Practice

Throughout Lovie Smith’s tenure as head coach, his camps have been “player-friendly”. Meaning the practices have been thorough, but are less physical than other teams.

CBS Chicago–08/11/2011

Gabe Carimi. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Dorfman: The Practice Of A Strange Camp

The Bears have had one practice screwed up due to the ridiculous turf situation at Soldier Field. They lost another one last night because the lighting went bad at Olivet Nazarene University.

CBS Chicago–08/11/2011

Jay Cutler and the Bears in Bourbonnais. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Bears Depth Chart Breakdown

The Bears released their first unofficial depth chart Wednesday in advance of Saturday’s preseason game against the Bills. There aren’t any major surprises, but there are some interesting battles.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2011

Jordan Miller #67 of the Chicago Bears rushes against Sean Murnane #70 (L) and Julius Peppers #90. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Holmes: Bears Have To Shuffle Line Around On 1st Day Of Camp

Laurence Holmes has a complete recap of the first day of Bears training camp in Bourbonnais.

670 The Score–07/30/2011

Olin Kreutz signs autographs in Bourbonnais in 2010. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Bears Camp Belongs In Bourbonnais

Bourbonnais is known statewide as the “Summer Home of the Chicago Bears” having played host to the team’s training camp every year since 2002.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2011

Bears training camp in Bourbonnais, Ill. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears To Report To Training Camp Friday

The Bears will report to training camp Friday with their first practice scheduled for Saturday morning in Bourbonnais. Halas Hall will be open to players Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2011

Olin Kreutz signs autographs in Bourbonnais in 2010. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Report: Bears to stay in Bourbonnais

The Chicago Bears are close to a two-year extension with Olivet Nazarene University to keep the team’s training camp in Bourbonnais through 2013, according the Chicago Tribune.

11/12/2010

Urlacher will sit out Saturday’s game

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher will miss Saturday’s preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals as he nurses a left calf muscle strain.

08/27/2010

Bears will face Anderson, not Leinart on Saturday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Matt Leinart has been benched after just two preseason games, this after the Arizona Cardinals gave him the starting job following Kurt Warner’s retirement. It could be just a temporary move — […]

08/27/2010

Nick Roach undergoes minor knee surgery

Bears linebacker, Nick Roach, underwent an arthroscopic debridement on his left knee. For those outside of the medical field, what this mean is that Roach had minor knee surgery and will in fact be able […]

08/24/2010

Reaching for Explanations

Now I’m even more confused than usual. If I’m reading today’s Trib hypothesis correctly, Chris Williams is bad at blocking because he has been practicing against Julius Peppers.  The key word being “because,” in this […]

08/24/2010

Bears sign QB Todd Collins to a one-year contract

Today the Bears have confirmed the signing of QB Todd Collins to a reported one-year contract. The journeyman QB has played for three teams in his career since being drafted 45th overall in 1995.

08/23/2010

Bears QBs will be in spotlight in Saturday’s pre-season game

CHICAGO (AP) The Bears and Raiders might both be using quarterbacks they didn’t plan to in their preseason game. Injuries to two Oakland quarterbacks could result in playing time Saturday for the recently acquired Colt […]

08/21/2010

Gutierrez could see action right away

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears believe Matt Gutierrez could be exactly what they need at quarterback even though he lacks much in the way of NFL credentials. Gutierrez signed a one-year contract and went […]

08/20/2010

Shepkowski: My Bourbonnais Rookie Mistake

By Nick Shepkowski- (WSCR) A night out with Dan Bernstein, Laurence Holmes, Matt Abbatacola, and Jason Goff is entertaining enough before you add in members of the Chicago Bears. With us all in Bourbonnais for […]

08/20/2010

Closing Camp

We broadcast from the Bears’ practice field for the final time of Camp Lovie 2010 (the final Camp Lovie?), as the Bears prepare to close things to the public soon and work in earnest on […]

08/19/2010

Bears add QB Matt Gutierrez and DB Aaron Webster to roster

The Bears announced that they have signed quarterback Matt Gutierrez to a one-year contact and defensive back Aaron Webster to a two-year contract.

08/18/2010

Breaking injury news from Zach Zaidman: three players will miss next game

We have learned some details on the various injuries the Bears suffered during this past weekend’s preseason loss to the Chargers. The Score’s Zach Zaidman reports:

08/16/2010

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