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Bears seat to announce if they’ll be back in Bourbonnais

An afternoon news conference is expected today at Olivet Nazarene University. The NFL Chicago Bears will say if they plan on being back in Bourbonnais after this mini-camp season.

The Daily-Journal reports Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery and Olivet Nazarene University president John Bowling are likely to announce whether or not the team will continue training in Bourbonnais after this summer.

The Bears have been training at ONU since 2002 with two-year contracts. The team's been negotiating with the university on extending their stay past the 2013 season.

The D-J reports the camp has been attracting an estimated 100,000 fans each year. Sunday's practice drew the largest crowd ever. About 20,000 people were on hand to watch the Bears in action following Friday night's preseason loss to the Carolina Panthers..

The largest crowd before that was 12,000.

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