The Chicago Bears move into Halas Hall at Conway Park, the team's state-of-the-art, 38-acre headquarters. All team operations are under one roof in Lake Forest, 4 miles west of the original Halas Hall.
The Chicago Bears defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13-7 for the 600th win in team history. The Chicago Bears become the first NFL franchise to reach the 600-win plateau.
After six seasons and a 41-57 record, Dave Wannstedt's coaching tenure ends.
Dick Jauron is hired as the 12th head coach in club history.
Ted Phillips is promoted to President and CEO, becoming the fourth in the history of the Chicago Bears.
Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton dies at the age of 45. The Chicago Bears name the Halas Hall indoor facility in his honor the following off-season.
Jerry Angelo named first Chicago Bears general manager since the 1986 season.