The Chicago Rush are a professional arena football team based in Rockford, Illinois. The team played at the Allstate Arena from 2001 to 2013. They were a member of the Central Division of the National Conference of the League. Founded in 2001, the team qualified for the playoffs 11 out of 12 seasons and won one AFL championship, ArenaBowl XX in 2006. During their history, the Rush have won five divisional titles and competed in the AFL Conference Championship six times, including four consecutive appearances from 2004 to 2007. They also had the largest market in the AFL.
After the 2013 season, the Rush announced that their operations were suspended and are currently not part of the Arena Football League, but there is a possibility of re-joining the league in time for the 2014 season.