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  • With Rush gone, AFL sets realignment for 2014 season Oct 29, 2013 12:00 AM
    With the Chicago Rush franchise sitting out the season after failing to find a bankable owner, Arena Football League executives met in Elk Grove Village this week to announce the league’s realignment and share best marketing practices as it prepares for its 27th season in 2014. With 14 teams in the mix, AFL officials announced division alignment for the 2014 season on Tuesday. The AFL will feature four divisions within two conferences based on geographic relationships, according to a statement released by the AFL.

  • AFL playoffs start with Shock vs. RushJul 31, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Chicago Rush kick off the 2013 AFL playoffs Thursday night in Spokane, Washington against the Shock. The Rush finished the season with a record of 10-8, while the Shock finished at 14-4.

  • Report: Rush gives up final games at Allstate May 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    According to a published report, the Chicago Rush has played its last home game this season at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, and two home games in July will be moved elsewhere as the Arena Football League tries to control its costs since taking over the franchise.

  • Rush to salute military families Sunday May 13, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Chicago Rush will host Military Appreciation Day at 3 p.m. Sunday during their Arena Football League game with Arizona Rattlers at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont. The Rush have teamed up with the Wood Dale-based iD Commerce + Logistics to make Sunday's game free to all veterans, active military personnel, and their families.

  •  For the second time in franchise history, the Arena Football League has taken over operations of the Chicago Rush, whose new owner is accused of failing to pay the team’s bills. Officials at Allstate Arena, the Rush’s home field, are now awaiting word on whether the team’s May 18 home game will go on as scheduled.

    Rush owner’s money issues force league to take over team May 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    For the second time in franchise history, the Arena Football League has taken over operations for the Chicago Rush, whose new owner is accused of failing to pay the team's bills. "It's a sad situation because it's such a good product," Allstate Arena General Manager Pat Nagle said.

  • Rush looks to extend winning streak May 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Chicago Rush (4-2) returns to the Allstate Arena Saturday night to face off against the Philadelphia Soul (2-3) at 7 p.m., marking the Soul's first visit since 2011.

  • Rush earns first AFL win at San Antonio Apr 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Chicago Rush escaped from Texas with their first Arena Football League win of the season, defeating the San Antonio Talons 4841.

  •  Wide receiver Reggie Gray and the Chicago Rush will open their 2013 Arena Football Season on Saturday against the Iowa Barnstormers at Allstate Arena.

    Rebuilt Rush setting sights on AFL playoffs Mar 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    A lot has changed for the Chicago Rush of the Arena Football League, but coach Bob McMillen believes his team has enough new and old talent to make a championship run after failing to make the playoffs last year for the first time in franchise history.

  • Linebacker Morris rejoins Chicago Rush Mar 14, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Chicago Rush have reacquired linebacker Kelvin Morris for the upcoming Arena Football League season, team officials announced.

  • Rush single-game tickets on sale Friday Mar 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    Single-game tickets for the 2013 Chicago Rush regular season in the Arena Football League will go on sale at 11 a.m. Friday, team officials have announced.

  •  The Chicago Rush will return to AFL action on March 23 at Allstate Arena against the Iowa Barnstormers to open their 18-game season.

    Rush to kickoff AFL season March 23 at Allstate Mar 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    Courtesy of a signature on the dotted line by new owner David Staral Jr. a little over three weeks before their March 23 home opener, the Chicago Rush finally has a deal to play its 2013 home games at the Allstate Arena.

  •  The Chicago Rush, which won the 2006 ArenaBowl XX title, will be returning for the 2013 season, league officials announced Friday after confirming a deal with a new ownership group. A deal with Allstate Arena, however, has not be finalized.

    AFL approves new owner for Chicago Rush Feb 8, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Chicago Rush franchise has new owner. As first reported in Crain’s Chicago Business and confirmed by the Arena Football League, private-equity firm manager David Staral Jr. has agreed to buy the franchise. While league officials say the season will start as planned on March 23, it remains uncertain if the team will return to Allstate Arena, the Rush’s home in Rosemont for years. “On a scale of 1 to 10, my confidence level is about a 2 or 3,” said Pat Nagle, general manager of Allstate Arena.

  • AFL terminates deal with Chicago Rush owner Jan 31, 2013 12:00 AM
    Less than three months after the Arena Football League found new ownership for the Chicago Rush, league officials are taking control of the team again. And despite a promise from league officials that the season will open as scheduled on March 23, the general manager of Allstate Arena, where the Rush has played its games, is concerned about whether there is enough time to make that happen.

  •  Wide receiver Reggie Gray and his Chicago Rush teammates will be playing for a new ownership group next season.

    New ownership group takes over Chicago Rush Nov 21, 2012 12:00 AM
    As expected, the Arena Football League completed the sale of the Chicago Rush franchise to a new ownernship group, officials for the AFL and Rush announced Wednesday. The transaction was completed Monday to a group led by Julee White of Testarossa Entertainment, a public relations and marketing agency based in Chicago.

  • The Arena Football League has released its 2013 schedule along with news that a new ownership group will be announced soon for the Chicago Rush. The Chicago franchise last season featured Rookie of the Year winner Jared Perry, who had 133 receptions for the Rush.

    New ownership on the way for AFL’s Rush Nov 13, 2012 12:00 AM
    Since taking over operations of the Chicago Rush in the fall of 2011, the Arena Football League has been desperately seeking a local ownership group to take over. It sounds like they may have finally found one.

  •  Auditions to become a member of the Adrenaline Rush dancers with the AFL's Chicago Rush will take place in November.

    Rush to hold dancer auditions next month Oct 4, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Chicago Rush Adrenaline Dancers will hold auditions for the 2013 team starting in November. Led by Team Coordinator Gloria Esposito, the Adrenaline Rush Dancers have become one of the top dance troupes in the Arena Football League.

  •  Former Rush defensive lineman Derek Walker (90) was signed by the Bears last week and is expected to play today against the Washington Redskins.

    Former Illini, Rush lineman ready for Bears debut Aug 17, 2012 12:00 AM
    Former Glenbard East, University of Illinois and Chicago Rush defensive lineman Derek Walker will begin his NFL comeback Saturday in the Bears preseason game against the Washington Redskins.

  •  Jared Perry’s 133 receptions for the Chicago Rush this season earned him Rookie of the Years honors in the Arena Football League.

    Rush wide receiver Perry grabs AFL rookie honorsAug 11, 2012 12:00 AM
    A year ago, it was rookie defensive back Vic Hall who took home Defensive Player of the Year honors for the Chicago Rush. This year, wide receiver Jared Perry of the Rush captured Arena Football League honors as the Net10 Rookie of the Year on the strength of 133 receptions, 1,811 receiving yards and 33 total touchdowns for the Chicago franchise.

  •  Chicago Rush head coach Bob McMillen, here celebrating a touchdown with wide receiver Reggie Gray while keeping his eyes on the next play, missed the playoffs this season.

    Rush misses playoffs ... and future is uncertainJul 27, 2012 12:00 AM
    As the Chicago Rush enterthe offseason after missing the postseason for the first time in franchise history, uncertainty looms amid asearch for new ownership and Arena League labor negotiations.

  •  Scott Bailey, Chicago Rush director of Player Personnel / Special Teams coach & coordinator, keeps boards in his office with names of potential football players. He has to find several each week to fill out the team's roster.

    For Rush personnel director, its more than name game Jul 20, 2012 12:00 AM
    Chicago Rush player personnel director Scott Bailey's office walls are covered in names. From Arena League players to undrafted college players to NFL cast-offs, Bailey scouts them all. In the AFL, where players sign just one-year contracts and roster turnover is second nature, he needs to be ready to fill a spot at any moment. Chad Thornburg has more on the inner workings of the Rush and the AFL in this report.

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