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"Mongo" Running For Romeoville Mayor

Former Bears star decides to try politics

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    Former Bear Steve McMichael sits down with Stefan Holt to discuss his bid to become the Mayor of Romeoville. (Published Friday, Aug 17, 2012)

    Former Chicago Bears star Steve "Mongo" McMichael is trying his luck in the political arena.

    McMichael, 55, filed paperwork Wednesday to enter the race for mayor Romeoville, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

    Steve McMichael Interview Part 2

    [CHI] Steve McMichael Interview Part 2
    Former Bear Steve McMichael sits down with Stefan Holt to discuss his bid to become the Mayor of Romeoville. (Published Friday, Aug 17, 2012)

    McMichael, who describes himself as an independent moderate, first floated the idea of running for mayor in August. He said then he had been considering running for several years after hearing complaints from fans and customers at his Romeoville football-inspired restaurant called "Mongo McMichael's."

    He also said he was doing it for his 4-year-old daughter, so he could have a say in education policy.

    Steve McMichael Interview Part 1

    [CHI] Steve McMichael Interview Part 1
    In a Sept. 17, 2012 interview, former Bear Steve McMichael sits down with Stefan Holt to discuss his bid to become the Mayor of Romeoville. (Published Wednesday, Dec 26, 2012)

    Current Mayor John Noak has filed for re-election. Other candidates include Fred DeWald, according to the Sun-Times.

    McMichael played for three NFL teams during his football career, but most notably was part of the Super Bowl-winning '85 Bears team.

    Steve McMichael Interview Part 3

    [CHI] Steve McMichael Interview Part 3
    Former Bear Steve McMichael sits down with Stefan Holt to discuss his bid to become the Mayor of Romeoville. (Published Friday, Aug 17, 2012)

    He also spent time as a professional wrestler and is currently the head coach of the Chicago Slaughter arena football team. He currently serves as a radio host for ESPN and a regular analyst on "Sports Sunday" on NBC Chicago.

    The election is scheduled for April 9.