Chicago Bears football team is founded | 150 Engage Illinois Office of Corporate Relations
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George Halas (Civil Engingeering BS 1918) took control of the Decatur Staleys football team in 1920, moved them to Chicago and, in 1922, renamed the team 'Chicago Bears.' Halas is considered one of the founders of the NFL.

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Jan 03, 1920
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