ROMEOVILLE (CBS) — The man they call “Mongo,” former Bears linebacker Steve McMichael, has filed papers to run for mayor of Romeoville. He spoke with WBBM’s John Waelti.
McMichael has owned a sports bar in Romeoville for more than two years and the native Texan now calls the city home.READ MORE: In Wake Of 'Events Across The Country,' Chicago Police Deploy Additional Resources And Cancel Days Off For Some Units
He wouldn’t give WBBM what he calls his game plan, but hinted at a lot of referendums if he wins the mayor seat.
“Everything that comes across the desk at the mayor’s office is going to be up for public perusal and the majority of the votes in the town if that is what they want,” said McMichael. “What a novel concept in government?”READ MORE: Remembering Victims Of COVID-19 In Illinois
McMichael calls himself an independent, but says he did vote for the President Obama.
“The first president to call my ’85 team to the White House for the honor just like they do for other Super Bowl champions,” said McMichael. “If a man is going to show me respect like that then I’m going to show him respect.”MORE NEWS: 'We Have To Train Our Police To Use Force Less Often:' Professor David Harris On Minnesota Police Shooting That Killed Daunte Wright, Other Issues Around Police Use Of Force
One of the major goals of McMichael, get Bears training camp moved from Bourbonnais to Lewis University.