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Quinn Proclaims Monday as Mike Ditka Day

PEORIA - Former head coach of Da Bears, Mike Ditka will retire his jersey number at tonight's game.
Governor Pat Quinn has proclaimed Monday as "Mike Ditka Day" across the state. 

The Chicago Bears will retire Ditka's jersey during Monday Night Football's Cowboys vs. Bears game. 
"Da Coach molded and guided arguably the best football team of all time - the 1985 Super Bowl-winning Bears", says Quinn.

Ditka is one of just two men to win a championship as both player and coach. 
He played for Da Bears from 1961-66. 
In 1963 he was part of the championship winning team.

Ditka returned to Da Bears in 1982 as the head coach.
In 1985 Ditka lead the team to a Super Bowl Victory. 
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