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     January 23, 2020      #26-23 KDJ

Thanks for the memories, Bears 

It would be easy for Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais and Kankakee County to feel spurned. After 18 years of successive training camps on the ONU campus, the Chicago Bears announced Tuesday they will not return for another in 2020.

It’s the natural, spontaneous reaction. But don’t let it linger too long. Because if you consider the situation carefully, the lasting response should be gratitude over the Bears choosing us in the first place.

When the Bears chose to leave their previous camp site at Platteville, Wis., in 2001 after, you guessed it, 18 years, several other Illinois communities vied to lure them in. But through ...

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