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  • Kick returns seal deal for Rush Jun 26, 2011 10:52 PM
    A strong fourth quarter secured the Chicago Rush’s 10th win of the season as it defeated the Iowa Barnstormers 58-48 before 9,063 at the Allstate Arena on Sunday.

  • Chicago Rush game day Jun 24, 2011 7:54 PM
    By Jayna Johns Iowa Barnstormers vs. Rush, 3 p.m. Sunday at Allstate Arena Scouting the Rush: Head coach Bob McMillen was impressed with his team’s competitiveness last weekend. Facing a 22-point deficit, the team fought to the last minute before losing 63-60. Defensive back Vic Hall leads the league in tackles and interceptions and set an AFL record last week for most interceptions in a season. He has 15. Scouting the Barnstormers: Receiver Todd Blythe is ranked sixth in the league for receiving yards per game and total scoring, averaging 111 yards and 16.4 points. Quarterback Brad Banks averages more than 5 touchdowns a game and leads the team in rushing touchdowns with 8. Teddy Bear Toss day: Fans are encouraged to bring a teddy bear to the game and toss it onto the field following the first Rush touchdown. Bears also can be purchased for $5 on the concourse level of the arena. The bears will be collected and donated to the Red Cross of Greater Chicago for children who are victims of disasters.

  • Rush looks for turnaround vs. Iowa Jun 24, 2011 7:53 PM
    A strong defense has kept the Rush at the top of their division, but offensive struggles and turnovers have cost the team at times. The Rush will try to get back to their winning ways against the Iowa Barnstormers on Sunday at the Allstate Arena after losing starting quarterback Russ Michna to an ankle injury.

  • Michna injured in Rush loss Jun 19, 2011 4:19 PM
    The Spokane Shock ended the Chicago Rush's five-game win streak Saturday night, hodling on for a 63-60 win. Rush quarterback Russ Michna did not play the second half due to an undisclosed injury.

  • For Rush head coach, hard work paying off Jun 16, 2011 5:25 PM
    As the rookie head coach of the Chicago Rush in the newly reorganized Arena Football League, former star player Bob McMillen of Naperville is much more than just an Xs and Os guy. Bob LeGere profiles this AFL legend, who has his team standing tall at 9-3.

  • Tenacious ‘D’ fuels Rush win over Command Jun 4, 2011 9:10 PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. The Chicago Rush literally picked off its fourth straight victory Saturday. Led by defensive back Vic Hall’s 3 interceptions, the Rush (9-3) captured a 58-30 victory over the Kansas City Command (4-8) in Arena Football League action at the Sprint Center.

  • Slaughter to turn former Illini QB loose tonight Jun 3, 2011 7:31 PM
    In the most under-publicized signing of the season, the Chicago Slaughter, according to the team’s web site, earlier this week signed former University of Illinois quarterback Juice Williams and plan to have him start Saturday in the final regular season home game at the Sears Centre against the Sioux Falls Storm (7:05 p.m.).

  • Rush, Slaughter hit road for some key rematches May 20, 2011 12:04 PM
    After come off victories over the weekend, the Chicago Rush travels to Dallas for key AFL rematch on Sunday, and the Chicago Slaughter of the IFL hits the road to play the Omaha Beef on Saturday night.

  • Big weekend for Rush, Slaughter May 13, 2011 7:02 PM
    When a team commits 7 turnovers in an AFL game, bad things are bound to happen as evidenced by the Chicago Rush’s 64-45 loss to lowly Tulsa last week. If it happens again this week in Arizona, things could get really ugly because the Rattlers (7-1) have been on fire to start the season.

  • Turnovers doom Rush in 64-45 loss May 7, 2011 10:32 PM
    The Chicago Rush (5-3) was unable to overcome 7 costly turnovers in a 64-45 loss to the Tulsa Talons (3-5) on Saturday night at the BOK Center

  • Road tests for Rush, Slaughter May 6, 2011 4:54 PM
    After coming away with big wins at home last week, the Chicago Rush and Chicago Slaughter are hitting the road Saturday. The Rush travel to Tulsa to take on the Talons, while the Slaughter are off to Richmond to battle the Revolution.

  • Michna, Rush put hex on VooDoo May 3, 2011 12:01 AM
    Quarterback Russ Michna threw 6 touchdown passes to lead the Chicago Rush to a lopsided 50-28 Arena Football League victory over the New Orleans VooDoo at the Allstate Arena on Saturday night. The Rush retired coach Bob McMillen’s No. 44 jersey in a halftime ceremony. Michna, who completed 17 of 22 passes for 213 yards without an interception, connected with receiver Reggie Gray for 3 touchdowns, including a 45-yard score. Gray caught 9 passes for 165 yards. Charles Dillon and Todd Devoe also caught touchdown passes for the Rush (5-2). Vic Hall picked off a pair of passes from QB Chris Wallace of the VooDoo (106), one of which he returned for a TD. Kelvin Morris also had a Rush interception. The Rush rolled up 23 points in the first quarter and led 36-14 at halftime. Jason Simpson led the Rush defense with 11 tackles and Greg James had 10.

  • Rush, Slaughter home this weekend Apr 28, 2011 12:30 PM
    When the Chicago Rush (4-2) host the New Orleans Voodoo (1-5) Saturday at the Allstate Arena (7 p.m.), the man in the spotlight will be head coach Bob McMillen, who will have his No. 44 jersey retired. Meanwhile, on Friday, the Chicago Slaughter host their rival the Green bay Blizzard.

  • Rush returns home; Slaughter off to Alaska Apr 21, 2011 11:52 AM
    The Chicago Rush (4-1) have some business to attend to Friday night when they host Kansas City (1-4) in a welcome return to the Allstate Arena after three weeks away.

  • Gould’s FG gives Rush a win Apr 16, 2011 10:50 PM
    DES MOINES — Place-kicker Chris Gould nailed an 18-yard field goal with 1.8 seconds left as the Chicago Rush (4-1) beat the Iowa Barnstormers (2-3) before 9,552 at Wells Fargo Arena.

  • Can Rush bounce back against Iowa? Apr 15, 2011 1:57 PM
    The Chicago Rush (3-1) return from a bye week refreshed and still atop the Central Division, but you can’t blame them if they still have a bad taste in their mouths following a road loss to Cleveland. They'll get a chance to do something about it Saturday when they travel to Des Moines to take on the Iowa Barnstormers.

  • Top honors for Rush DB Hall Apr 5, 2011 5:13 PM
    Chicago Rush defensive back Vic Hall has been named Defensive Player of the Week, the AFL announced Tuesday.

  • Unbeaten Rush travel to face Cleveland Apr 1, 2011 7:30 PM
    A pair of undefeated teams clash Saturday when the Chicago Rush (3-0) travel to Cleveland to take on the Gladiators (2-0), and if the Rush prevail, it would match the team’s best start in franchise history.

  • Rush rolls to 54-41 win Mar 26, 2011 3:21 PM
    The Chicago Rush (3-0) defeated the San Jose SaberCats (2-1) by a score of 54-41 in the return of one of the greatest rivalries in the Arena Football League.

  • Rush, Slaughter host home games Friday Mar 24, 2011 3:51 PM
    There will be plenty of Friday night football — of the indoor variety — to choose from tonight as both the Chicago Rush and Chicago Slaughter are in action at home.

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