Gov. Quinn calls Mike Ditka "the best tight end of all time." And he says he "molded and guided arguably the best football team," referring to the 1985 Super Bowl champs.

Terry Stoepel is getting his number retired Monday night by the Bears. He was one of 13 who have worn No. 89 since Mike Ditka was traded away after the 1966 season. Bob Wallace, Mel Tom, James Scott, Ken Margerum, Mitch Krenk, Keith Ortego, Will 

It was Mike Ditka's day in Illinois — and his night at Soldier Field. Gov. Pat Quinn's office said Monday that he's declared it "Mike Ditka Day" in honor of the former Chicago Bears player and Super Bowl-winning coach whose jersey was retired. The

CHICAGO — There will never be another Mike Ditka, a football coach who became a cultural force of nature, and now there will never be another No. 89 for the Chicago Bears. Ditka, who won an NFL championship as a tight end for George Halas in 1963 and 

"Iron Mike" Ditka got his number retired on Monday Night Football with the Bears playing against Ditka's "other" team, the Dallas Cowboys. The fact that this happened is not an injustice. Not at all. In fact, doing it at halftime of a nationally

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