Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (13) rushes past Detroit Lions linebacker Jack Campbell (46) during an NFL football game Sunday, November 12, 2023, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)

The Bears went 7-10 in their third straight losing season and haven’t finished above .500 since going 12-4 to capture the NFC North championship in 2018. But they sent a strong signal that they’re ready to start winning with their second trade for a star receiver in as many years.

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Several news organizations on Monday morning reported that the team has backed off possible plans to build a stadium in suburban Arlington Heights and will instead now provide private funding for a new publicly owned stadium in Chicago.

Justin Fields looks on prior to the game against the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field on September 10, 2023. (Michael Reaves / Getty Images via CNN Newsource)

The 24-year-old set social media alight when he unfollowed the Bears on Instagram, fueling speculation that he could be on his way out of Illinois.

Washington Football Team assistant running backs coach Jennifer King works with the team before an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo / Mark Tenally)

Jennifer King became the first Black female in NFL history to serve as a primary position coach in 2021 with Washington.

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Examining the rapidly unfolding hazing scandal that led to the firing of Northwestern head football coach Pat Fitzgerald and threw the university into turmoil.

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields walks to the locker room after being sacked during the second half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2023, in Chicago. (AP Photo / Charles Rex Arbogast)

Justin Fields was hurt on Chicago’s first possession of the third quarter against Minnesota. He seemed to land awkwardly on his hand trying to throw the ball away while getting sacked by Danielle Hunter. The Bears punted on the next play, and Fields headed to the locker room.

FILE - Chicago Bears great Dick Butkus watches from the sideline during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the Houston Texans on Sept. 25, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh, File)

Dick Butkus, fearsome Hall of Fame linebacker for the Chicago Bears, has died at age 80.

Northwestern University football coach Pat Fitzgerald appears on “Chicago Tonight.”

Pat Fitzgerald’s attorney Dan Webb on Thursday announced that the former coach has filed a lawsuit in Cook County court against Northwestern and its president, Michael Schill, alleging the coach was “wrongfully and illegally terminated.”

Emery Moorehead, a member of the 1985 Super Bowl championship team, joined “Chicago Tonight” on Sept. 7, 2023. (WTTW News)

The Chicago Bears kick off the season Sunday by taking on the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field. Former Bears tight end Emery Moorehead, a member of the 1985 Super Bowl championship team, joined “Chicago Tonight” to preview the season.

A rendering of a planned new Ryan Field in Evanston. (Credit: Northwestern University)

To fully fund renovations without direct taxpayer subsidies, Northwestern University said it needs revenue from at least six concerts. Many Evanston neighbors, however, are pushing back on that proposal. The issue is so divisive that a City Council meeting this week is expected to last several days.

Wisconsin quarterback Tanner Mordecai (8) throws during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Buffalo Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo / Morry Gash)

No Power Five conference has tended to rely more on defense and the running game than the Big Ten. The arrival of Southern California, UCLA, Oregon and Washington next year just might change that.

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Researchers found about 40% of the brains studied had developed some of the earliest signs of the disease, which is associated with repeated head trauma. The study also includes what researchers believe to be the first case of an American female athlete diagnosed with the disease.

FILE - Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald, right, leads the team onto the field for the team's NCAA college football game against Miami (Ohio) on Sept. 24, 2022, in Evanston, Ill. (Matt Marton / AP Photo, File)

Northwestern University is facing more than a dozen lawsuits across multiple sports with allegations including sexual abuse of players by teammates as well as racist comments by coaches and race-based assaults.

Northwestern football players warm up during team's practice in Evanston, Ill., Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2023. (Nam Y. Huh / AP Photo)

Northwestern is facing more than a dozen lawsuits across multiple sports with allegations including sexual abuse of players by teammates as well as racist comments by coaches and race-based assaults. Attorneys representing some of the athletes who have already sued say more are coming.

Former Northwestern University football player Ramon Diaz at his lawyers' office in Chicago on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2023. Diaz's lawsuit alleges widespread hazing among athletes at the school in Evanston, Illinois. (AP Photo/Claire Savage)

Ramon Diaz said he was the only Latino offensive lineman on the team at a time when the athletic department’s culture allowed racist and sexual abuse to thrive and caused psychological and emotional damage to athletes of color.

Northwestern interim head coach David Braun speaks during an NCAA college football news conference at the Big Ten Conference media days at Lucas Oil Stadium, Wednesday, July 26, 2023, in Indianapolis. (Darron Cummings / AP Photo)

Pending litigation caused the three hand-picked players to skip Wednesday interviews, forcing interim coach David Braun to fend off questions about what happened and possible solutions all by himself.