|Team history||Chicago Slaughter (2006-present)|
|Based in||Hoffman Estates, Illinois|
|Team colors||Black, Red, White, Silver
|Head coach||Steve "Mongo" McMichael|
|Championships||1 (CIFL: 2009)|
|Division titles||2 (CIFL: 2008, 2009)|
The Chicago Slaughter is an American professional football team based in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. They are currently members of the Indoor Football League. The franchise was a part of the Continental Indoor Football League from 2007-2009, winning the championship in 2009. The Slaughter joined the Indoor Football League for the 2010 season. The Slaughter's head coach is Steve "Mongo" McMichael, and their owner is Jim McMahon.
Team history 
Formation of the team 
The original team name was considered to be the "Foxes," until Steve "Mongo" McMichael suggested they should have a name which reflected the working people of Chicago like the meatpackers of the old Chicago Stockyards. They play their home games at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. The team was originally intended to be a part of United Indoor Football, but did not join due to a dispute with the league.
The team interviewed William "The Refrigerator" Perry and Steve McMichael from the 1985 Chicago Bears Super Bowl XX championship team for the head coaching position. The aim was to appeal to local fans' affinity for McMichael and Perry and to take advantage of McMichael's love of hard-nosed, tough football. McMichael accepted the job as head coach, while Perry rejected the offer as Director of Football Operations (citing no desire to relocate back to Chicago).
During the team’s inaugural 2007 season in the CIFL, the Slaughter recorded an overall record of 10-4. After going 9-3 in the regular season, the Slaughter reached the divisional semi-finals in the league playoffs.
The 2008 season saw the Chicago Slaughter suffer a slow start, going 2-3 in their first 5 games. However, the Slaughter rallied around head coach Steve McMichael and won 6 out of their next 7 games to finish the regular season at 8-4, winning the Western division title. Unfortunately, the Slaughter then suffered a disappointing first round playoff loss to divisional rival, Rock River, to end their season.
In 2009, the Slaughter signed seven players from the Chicago Rush when the Arena Football League cancelled the 2009 season, including Donovan Morgan, Bobby Sippio, and eventual CIFL league MVP Russ Michna. The Chicago Slaughter averaged over 65 points per game and outscored their opponents by almost an average of 30 points per game, going 14-0 for the season. On June 27, 2009, the Slaughter won the CIFL championship.
After the completion of the 2009 season, rumors began circulating that the Slaughter would be leaving the CIFL to join the IFL for the 2010 season. On October 27, 2009, the Chicago Slaughter announced that it was moving to the Indoor Football League, a much larger and more national league.
On January 7, 2010, the Chicago Slaughter announced that Jarrett Payton, son of NFL running back Walter Payton, would be playing for the team in 2010. In February 2010, former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon joined the Chicago Slaughter as new team owner.
Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties
|Chicago Slaughter (CIFL)|
|2007||9||3||0||3rd Great Lakes||Won GLD Qualifier (Miami Valley)
Lost GLD Semifinal (Kalamazoo)
|2008||8||4||0||1st Great Lakes West||Lost GLD West Finals (Rock River)|
|2009||12||0||0||1st Western||Won Western Division Finals (Wisconsin)
Won CIFL Championship Game(Fort Wayne)
|Chicago Slaughter (IFL)|
|2010||6||8||0||3rd Central North||Won Round 1 (Green Bay)
Lost Conference Semi-Finals (Sioux Falls)
|2011||8||6||0||3rd Great Lakes||Lost Round 1 (Reading)|
Chicago Slaughter roster
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