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    Excused absence for Lance Briggs is a head-scratcher

    MORRISSEY: I’ve heard of an excused ­absence for a pulled hamstring. But for pulled pork? No. That’s what Bears coach Marc Trestman gave linebacker Lance Briggs, who missed practice Monday to be at the opening of his new barbecue restaurant.

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    Playing kids can be double-edged sword for Cubs

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    The Jackie Robinson West Little Leaguers took the field a few minutes before the Cubs’ game against the Brewers on Monday, getting a standing ovation … Read More

    Bears confident defense will be better when games count

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    Hold your fire. After a miserable 2013 season and an unimpressive 2014 preseason, the Bears’ defense is in the crosshairs of fans, media and other … Read More

    Vernon Hills preparing for life after NSC split

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    Vernon Hills’ athletic teams will play familiar North Suburban Conference opponents during the 2014-15 school year. Who the Cougars play after that is anybody’s guess. read more...

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