A woman is taken to an ambulance after an incident following the Kansas City Chiefs NFL football Super Bowl celebration in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024. (Reed Hoffmann / AP Photo)

It is the latest sports celebration in the U.S. marred by gun violence, following a shooting last year in downtown Denver after the Nuggets’ winning an NBA championship that injured several people, and gunfire last year at a parking lot near the Texas Rangers’ World Series championship parade.

People enter a socially distanced line to get their COVID-19 vaccinations at Gillette Stadium, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo / Steven Senne)

The sight of fans, many without masks, celebrating the Super Bowl in the streets, in sports bars and at game-watching parties has sparked worries of new outbreaks.

In this Feb. 4, 2021, file photo, people wait in line for an exhibit at the NFL Experience in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo / Charlie Riedel, File)

The nation’s top health officials sounded the alarm this week about the Super Bowl being a potential superspreader event, and they urged people to gather with friends over Zoom, not in crowds.

This photo provided by Amazon shows a scene from Amazon 2021 Super Bowl NFL football spot. (Amazon via AP)

Each year advertisers pull out all the stops to entertain the crowd of 100 million viewers expected to tune in to the CBS broadcast on Sunday. This year there are more than 20 newcomers as well as old favorites. 

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The coronavirus means Sunday’s Super Bowl will be different this year. But something else about this year’s matchup is new: You don’t have to travel to Las Vegas to legally bet on it. 

In 1975, she became the first woman to cover the Super Bowl, and now she’ll be the first woman to receive a Ring Lardner Award. Jeannie Morris stops by to discuss women in sports, and how she was the woman who paved the way. Read what local female sports reporters had to say about Morris's impact on sports journalism.

Eddie Arruza and his panel of journalists break down the hype surrounding Super Bowl commercials, and whether some ads intentionally try to stir controversy. They also touch on player safety issues in the NFL, and the trickle-down effect to youth football.

Watch an interview with the former Bears QB and current 49ers head coach from a 1993 episode of Chicago Tonight.

James "Big Cat" Williams gives us his updated Super Bowl picks, now that the Seattle Seahawks have been eliminated.

Need some ideas for what to do this weekend? Chicago Tonight knows what is going on!

A Super Bowl at Soldier Field? Might not be so far fetched. Hear what the NFL's commissioner has to say about it.

Emery Moorehead

Emery Moorehead

 It was an ugly home loss for the Chicago Bears Sunday, to the dreaded World Champion Green Bay Packers. Former Super Bowl Bear Emery Moorehead joins us on this week's Bears Alumni Club.