With no fans, Bears feeling at home on the road

Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky threw three touchdowns passes in the fourth quarter to lead the Bears to a 27-23 victory over the Lions at Ford Field in Detroit on Sept. 13. | Leon Halip/Getty The Bears travel to Atlanta to face the Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday, but without the fear of a deafening […]

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Bears QB Mitch Trubisky eyes lights, cameras, play-action

Mitch Trubisky throws Sunday against the Giants. | Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images Through two games, the Bears have proof-of-concept that play-action works. Trubisky now needs to make them dangerous when they run it. It’s not natural for quarterbacks — particularly those, like Mitch Trubisky, who grew up in the shotgun — to turn their […]

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McConnell calls Schumer ‘uniquely non-credible’ on judicial norms, Dem leader slams GOP on ‘fiction’ precedent

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have escalated their rhetorical war, with Schumer hammering McConnell over the alleged “fiction” precedent Republicans say they are following on Supreme Court nominations while McConnell called Schumer “uniquely non-credible” on the topic of judicial nominations, citing comments Schumer made while George W. Bush was president. The […]

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Bears QB Mitch Trubisky knows he has ‘definitely not’ been good enough so far

Mitch Trubisky’s 92.7 passer rating ranks 17th in the NFL through the first two weeks. | Kamil Krzaczynski/AP Bears coach Matt Nagy defended Trubisky’s overall play, but some key indicators are alarming. He has played just well enough to hold Nick Foles off, but also just poorly enough that no one has forgotten Foles is […]

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Schumer says McConnell has ‘defiled’ the Senate over Supreme Court vacancies, ‘may very well destroy it’

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer slammed Mitch McConnell on Tuesday, saying the majority leader has “defiled” the Senate over Supreme Court vacancies and “may very well destroy it.” During remarks on the Senate floor, Schumer, D-N.Y., blasted President Trump and McConnell, R-Ky., for pushing to fill the vacancy on the high court left by late Justice […]

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Instead of a giant leap, Mitch Trubisky still takes a small step

Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky completed 18-of-28 passes for 190 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions for a 78.0 passer rating — and rushed four times for 16 yards — in a 17-13 victory over the Giants on Sunday at Soldier Field. | Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images The Bears hot-and-cold quarterback was inconsistent in the 17-13 victory over […]

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Death of a Supreme Court justice famed for consensus-building is used to sow divisions

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has vowed to hold a confirmation hearing immediately on any Supreme Court nominee put forth by President Donald Trump. | AP Photos Republican leaders show once more that they care only about power, not about the law or legitimacy. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — the Notorious RBG — […]

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McConnell warns of ‘dirty tricks’ from Dems as Schumer says GOP has ‘no right’ to fill Supreme Court vacancy

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Monday warned that Democrats will try “every conceivable dirty trick” to prevent a President Trump nominee from being confirmed to the Supreme Court before this year’s presidential election as a Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said that Republicans have “no right” to fill the vacancy created by the death of late […]

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Trump touted that he and McConnell ‘have broken every record’ with judicial appointments: report

President Trump touted to journalist Bob Woodward that he and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., “have broken every record” when it comes to judicial appointments, according to a new report. Trump’s comments, which were part of a series of interviews with the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist for his new book “Rage” and obtained by […]

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Mitch Trubisky remains uneven and unbeaten

Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky throws a short pass to running back David Montgomery that turned into a 28-yard touchdown for a 7-0 lead in the first quarter Sunday at Soldier Field. | Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images The Bears quarterback was inconsistent again in a 17-13 win over the Giants — two touchdowns in the […]

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Temporary insanity: For a moment there, I bought into the Bears and Mitch Trubisky

Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky is sacked by the Giants’ Lorenzo Carter on Sunday at Soldier Field. | Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images They barely beat the Giants after leading 17-0 at halftime You sit there, you watch the Bears and, against your better judgment, you get sucked in. Look at all the different players who […]

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Senate showdown: Lawmakers in spotlight on SCOTUS nominee after RBG’s death

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s plan to vote on a Supreme Court nominee puts swing state senators in the hot seat ahead of November’s election and could spur more voters to head to the polls with control of the Senate up for grabs. Despite Democrats calling on McConnell to honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s last wish by waiting […]

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Polling Place: How will Bears QB Mitch Trubisky fare in Week 2 against the Giants?

Mitch Trubisky had a big fourth quarter for the Bears in Detroit. | Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images Will he crush it? Will he get crushed? Or somewhere in that shaky in-between? Mitch Trubisky was benched before halftime of the season opener by countless Bears fans on social media. That’s probably going to happen when […]

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For McConnell, Ginsburg’s Death Prompts Stark Turnabout From 2016 Stance

Senator Mitch McConnell vowed late Friday that he would move to put President Trump’s nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, breaking with his 2016 stance and setting the stage for a bruising battle that promised to reverberate through the 2020 elections. “Americans re-elected our majority in 2016 and expanded it […]

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Shot at all-city series has Anthony Rizzo excited

Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs scores past Mitch Garver #8 of the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of a game at Wrigley Field on September 18, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. | Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images Cubs star scores only run of game in first inning as Hendricks stymies Twins An all-Chicago World Series […]

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McConnell: U.S. Senate will vote on Trump Supreme Court pick

AP Photos Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will vote on President Donald Trump’s pick to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, even though it’s an election year The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday cast an immediate spotlight on the vacancy on the high court, with […]

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McConnell: Trump’s Supreme Court nominee ‘will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said unequivocally Friday night that President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee to fill the vacancy of late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate.” Ginsburg, 87, died Friday from complications surrounding metastatic pancreas cancer. “The Senate and the nation mourn the sudden […]

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Bears close to unleashing Robert Quinn-Khalil Mack pass-rushing attack

Robert Quinn (58, chasing down Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky last season at Soldier Field) had 11 1⁄2 sacks in 14 games for the Cowboys last season. | Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images Quinn, who missed last week’s opener against the Lions because of an ankle injury, is on target to make his Bears debut Sunday against the […]

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Will Bears’ Mitch Trubisky turn a corner, or hit the wall?

Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky rallied in Week 1. | Ezra Shaw/Getty Images For a quarterback who struggles to be consistent from quarter-to-quarter, one week certainly seems to have no affect on the next. That’s what makes Sunday’s game against the Giants so intriguing. If John DeFilippo knew the secret formula that solved inconsistency in football players, […]

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McConnell refocuses on Trump’s judicial nominees as coronavirus talks stall

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has refocused the Senate on confirming judicial nominees as talks about a fifth coronavirus stimulus package have stalled. This week, the upper chamber confirmed eight judges over three days. TRUMP’S SUPREME COURT LIST “Republican Senators, like working families across the country, had hoped the Senate would be spending this week completing more […]

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Halas Intrigue Episode 118:  Previewing Bears-Giants

Which Mitch Trubisky will show up against the Giants? | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times Our Bears experts look ahead to Week 2. Patrick Finley, Jason Lieser and Mark Potash break down Allen Robinson’s contract standoff, predict how Mitch Trubisky will play Sunday and pick their winners for the Bears-Giants game. New episodes of “Halas Intrigue” will […]

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Bears predictions: Week 2 vs. Giants

Quarterbacks Mitch Trubisky and Daniel Jones talk after last year’s Bears-Giants game. | Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images The Sun-Times’ experts offer their picks for the Bears’ home opener against the Giants: The Sun-Times’ experts offer their picks for the Bears’ home opener against the Giants: RICK MORRISSEY Bears 20-17 We have before us a […]

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Bears notebook: Robert Quinn takes first step back

Outside linebacker Robert Quinn (58, chasing Mitch Trubisky last season) missed the Bears’ season opener against the Lions with an ankle injury. | Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images The free agent outside linebacker, who did not play in the season opener against the Lions because of an ankle injury, returned to practice — on a […]

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Moving Mitch Trubisky under center part of Bears’ new identity

Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky takes a snap Sunday. | Nic Antaya/Getty Images Mitch Trubisky has always been a shotgun quarterback. He might not be any more. Mitch Trubisky has always been a shotgun quarterback. He wasn’t under center often at North Carolina or Mentor (Ohio) High School or, really when he played middle-school football. He […]

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