Monday, December 31, 2012
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport is reporting that Chicago Bears Coach Lovie Smith has been fired.
Monday, December 31, 2012
NFL.com is reporting that Chicago Bears Coach Lovie Smith has been fired. The Bears failed to make the playoffs despite starting the season 7-1. The team struggled to a 10-6 finish and lost out on the final playoff spot to the Minnesota Vikings. The Bears have not made the playoffs in five of the last six seasons. Smith did get the Bears to the Super Bowl in 2006. In recent years the Bears offense has been inconsistent, despite trading two first round picks for quarterback Jay Cutler. The Chicago Tribune noted that Smith had gone through four offensive coordinators during his tenure. Smith compiled an 80-63 record as head coach of the Chicago Bears since 2004, Yahoo! Sports reported.
Packers loss means no Bears playoff run.
A Bears cartoon from illustrator Charley Krebs.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
The NFL draft begins at 7 p.m. in New York. We take a look back at some of the Bears worst draft mistakes.
The NFL draft begins at 7 p.m. Thursday and the Chicago Bears have the 19th overall pick. The Bears have a checkered draft history, to say the least. For every Walter Payton, there’s a Rashaan Salaam. But, of all Bears mistakes on draft day, which is the worst? We did our best to compile a list of worthy nominees and we limited our choices to the first round: Those are our nominees. Vote in the comment section, or feel free to tell us who you think was the Bears worst draft pick.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Marni Yang murder trial makes national TV.
Dateline and 20/20 hit close to home Friday night for local residents. Both NBC and ABC aired pieces on Deerfield’s high-profile murder investigation that started after the slaying of a pregnant woman back in 2007. If you recall, Rhoni Reuter was gunned down in her Deerfield condo, she was shot six-times. At the time of the shooting she was pregnant with the child of former Bear’s player Shaun Gayle. Deerfield investigator Juan Mazariegos and detective Vince Nichols walked Dateline reporter Rob Stafford through their investigation and how they came to arrest Marni Yang. Yang was also sexually involved with Gayle. In March a jury found Yang guilty of first-degree murder and intentional homicide of an unborn child. Her sentencing is …
Friday, April 1, 2011
The Deerfield resident passed away on Tuesday after a battle with cancer.
Former Notre Dame All-American and Ex-Chicago Bear Jim Seymour passed away on Tuesday at the age of 64. According to NBC Sports the Deerfield resident died at a Highland Park Hospital after a battle with brain cancer. The article states, “When he graduated in 1969, Seymour qualified as Notre Dame’s all-time leading career receiver – with 138 catches for 2,113 yards and 16 touchdowns in his three-year varsity career from 1966-68. He was listed on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot for 2011.” Seymour joined forces with quarterback Terry Hanratty and were nicknamed “Mr. Fling and Mr. Cling.” The legendary duo was featured on the cover of Time Magazine and helped secure the Irish a national championship in 1966. According to the New …
Monday, March 21, 2011
Patch has obtained a tape recording of convicted killer Marni Yang detailing the deadly shooting to her best friend.
According to prosecutors, Marni Yang made one “big mistake” when it came to her plan to murder 42-year-old Rhoni Reuter back in 2007: she told her best friend about it afterwards. "I took the first shot," police secretly recorded Yang telling Christi Paschen after the murder at a restaurant in Arlington Heights. "I remember screaming cause at that point I realized we are now at the point of no return.'" Last week a jury convicted Yang of first-degree murder and intentional homicide of an unborn child. Authorities say she brutally shot and killed Reuter at her Deerfield condo. At the time, Reuter was six-months pregnant with the child of former Bears player Shaun Gayle. Yang was also romantically involved with the Super Bowl winner. …
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Judge announces verdict after four hours of jury deliberations Tuesday.
The woman accused of killing the pregnant girlfriend of former Bears player Shaun Gayle was convicted in court Tuesday. Marni Yang was found guilty on all counts of first-degree murder and intentional homicide of an unborn child. Prosecutors say Yang “executed” 42-year-old Rhoni Reuter in her Deerfield condo in 2007 because she wanted to “eliminate the competition.” At the time of the murder, Reuter was six months pregnant with Gayle’s child. Yang was also romantically involved with the Super Bowl winner. Gayle and Reuter’s family remained silent while the verdict was read but rejoiced afterwards. “Justice is served,” Gayle said during a press conference. “It’s been a long time coming.” “Needless to say we’re overjoyed with the jury’s …
Monday, March 7, 2011
Local residents disclose information about the murder of Rhoni Reuter.
On the morning of Oct. 4, 2007 Deerfield residents Christa Amsden and Peter Cowles were following their normal routines. Little did they know their actions that morning would lead them to be witnesses in the murder trial of their neighbor three years later. “I heard a short scream, a plop plop and a humongous crash on the floor,” Amsden told jurors Friday in court. She was speaking at the murder trial of Marni Yang, who is charged with first-degree murder and intentional homicide of an unborn child in the death of Rhoni Reuter. Authorities say at the time of the shooting Reuter was six months pregnant with the child of former Bears player Shaun Gayle. Prosecutors claimed Friday Yang was also intimate with the Super Bowl winner and once …
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Lawyer says Super Bowl winner Shaun Gayle could take the stand in Marni Yang’s murder trial Monday.
“Cold, calculated and pre-meditated,” is how prosecutors described Marni Yang’s actions in the alleged murder of 42-year-old Deerfield resident Rhoni Reuter during opening statements in court Friday. Reuter was the longtime girlfriend of former Bears player Shaun Gayle and at the time of the shooting in 2007 was six months pregnant with his child. After months of investigations, police linked Yang to the crime and charged her with first-degree murder and intentional homicide of an unborn child. Yang first met the Super Bowl winner at the Hilton in Chicago and prosecutor Patricia Fix told jurors Friday it evolved into something more. “Sometime realtor and sometime sexual partner,” she explained. “The defendant became obsessed with Gayle and…
Friday, March 4, 2011
Lawyers nail down a dozen jurors, move on to alternates.
After three days of jury selection, 12 Lake County residents were chosen to weigh the guilt or innocence of accused murderer Marni Yang. Yang allegedly shot and killed Rhoni Reuter at her Deerfield condo in 2007. At the time, Reuter was pregnant with former Bears player Shaun Gayle’s child. Yang is charged with first-degree murder and intentional homicide of an unborn child. The jury picked to determine Yang’s fate is comprised of nine men and three women including a Deerfield research scientist and a Highland Park CPA. The Deerfield resident, originally from Detroit, currently works as a senior scientist at Abbott. The Highland Park mother of two is employed by Illinois Tool Works. Friday lawyers are scheduled to select three alternate…