Packers Better in Chi. Traffic than Bears Game
By Jay Sorgi
Next game: Sunday, December 30 vs. Detroit
It wasn't Chicago Police chasing down Jake and Elwood that tied up Chicago traffic on Sunday.
It was an escort of state troopers leading the defeated Green Bay Packers to the airport.
The Packers hired a group of off-duty troopers to use Illinois State Police cruisers to escort the four team buses from Soldier Field to O'Hare International Airport to catch their flight back to Green Bay after getting beaten 35-7 by the Bears.
The Packers got treatment that led them past bumper-to-bumper traffic on the Kennedy Expressway that runs between the stadium and the airport.
Apparently, it's a regular practice for off-duty local or state police to deliver the Bears' opposing team back and forth to the airport.
The Chicago Sun-Times says Cook County sheriff's deputies have brought buses with Packers players from Soldier Field to O'Hare Airport in past years.