Three key members of the Super Bowl-bound Chicago Bears--kicker Robbie Gould, defensive back/returner Devin Hester and linebacker Lance Briggs--recently have bought new north suburban homes worth a combined total of more than $1.2 million. Hester--whose successful 2006 seas-on included scoring a record-tying 108-yard touchdown from a missed field goal--and Gould both purchased houses in Gurnee, which, like Vernon Hills, is fast becoming one of the most popular places for Bears to settle. Other Bears living in Gurnee include embattled defensive tackle Tank Johnson, who paid $545,000 in 2004 for his house, and linebacker Leon Joe, who paid $572,000 last summer for his house in Gurnee. Hester, 24, paid $436,000 for a two-story, 11-room house in Gurnee's Concord Oaks neighborhood. The four-bedroom house has a ceramic tile foyer, 9-foot ceilings, a finished basement, a family room with track lighting, a master suite with two large walk-in closets, and a kitchen with 42-inch cabinets and a self-cleaning oven. The house had been listed for $449,900. Gould, 24, paid $430,000 for his house, which sits on a 0.23-acre lot in the Ravinia Woods neighborhood of Gurnee. The house was not listed through the multiple listing service, so no details are available about the features in Gould's new house. Briggs, 26, paid $371,500 for a six-room, second-floor condominium unit in Northbrook. First listed for $389,900 and later reduced to $379,900, the two-bedroom unit has two baths, a kitchen with granite and stainless steel appliances, tray ceilings in the living and dining rooms, vaulted ceilings in the master suite, a balcony overlooking a pond, and a three-sided fireplace in the living and dining rooms. Anchor buys $2.2 million house WLS-Ch. 7 11 a.m. co-anchor and medical reporter Sylvia Perez, who has been with ABC-7 since 1989, and her husband, Daniel Blasdell, have paid $2.2 million for a 12-room, stucco and stone single-family house in Hinsdale. Built in 1929 and originally listed for $2.6 million, the 4,195-square-foot house that Perez, 46, bought has five bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, arched doorways, custom-designed cabinets, hardwood floors, three custom fireplaces, a master suite with a whirlpool bath, balcony and walk-around loft, private nanny quarters, and a two-story great room with floor-to-ceiling windows and garden and pool views. Perez just sold her longtime five-bedroom house in Hinsdale for $1,107,500 after listing it for $1,199,000. Perez bought the three-story, 3,510-square-foot Queen Anne-style house--which was built in 1887--for $515,000 in 1993.