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Ernie Banks in 2007. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Public Visitation, Memorial Service Set For Ernie Banks

The visitation will be Friday, and the memorial service will be Saturday.

CBS Chicago–19 hours ago

A baseball signed by Ernie Banks owned by collector Michael Osacky. (Credit: CBS)

Expert Says Many Owners Of Ernie Banks Memorabilia Unlikely To Sell

The passing of Cubs great Ernie Banks is prompting some fans to seek out his baseball memorabilia. There’s plenty of stuff on eBay, but experts say the not as much as you might think because as CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports people with the good stuff are hoarding it.

19 hours ago

Ernie Banks in 2007. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

The Best Way To Honor Ernie Banks Involves Playing A Doubleheader, In Some Manner

Banks is famous for saying “Let’s play two,” so let’s do it.

CBS Chicago–22 hours ago

U.S. President Barack Obama awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Hall of Fame baseball player Ernie Banks in the East Room at the White House on November 20, 2013 in Washington, D.C. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation's highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Spiegel: Ernie Banks’ Legacy Has Many Layers

Banks had a special relationship with fans and was an endless well of positivity.

CBS Chicago–01/26/2015

Ernie Banks in 2007. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Ernie Banks Died From Heart Attack, Attorney Says

Banks passed away Friday, seven days before his 84th birthday.

CBS Chicago–01/25/2015

Ernie Banks speaks before he throws out a ceremonial first pitch before the Cubs take on the Milwaukee Brewers during the Opening Day game at Wrigley Field on March 31, 2008. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Banks Much More Than A Great Ballplayer

Banks was much more than one of the all-time great ball players.

01/24/2015

Ernie Banks. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Ernie Banks And The Great Perpetual Cubs Hope

He was a metronome of glass half full attitude that kept multiple generations of Cubs fans from completely losing it.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2015

The marquee at Wrigley Field on the passing of Cubs legend Ernie Banks. (Credit: Mike Krauser.)

Fans Mourn Loss Of ‘Mr. Cub’ Ernie Banks

Chicago Cubs fans and baseball fans all over are saddened by the death of Ernie Banks who died Friday night in Chicago at the age of 83.

01/24/2015

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Emma: Ernie Banks Was A Hall Of Fame Person

Ernie Banks made everyone he met feel like a Hall of Famer.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2015

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Ernie Banks, Beloved ‘Mr. Cub,’ Dead at 83

The universally loved Cubs player and Hall of Famer passed away Friday evening.

CBS Chicago–01/23/2015

Workers remove the Ernie Banks statue from its base outside Wrigley Field, to take it away for restoration during the offseason. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Banks, Caray Statues At Wrigley Hauled Off For Restoration

The Ernie Banks and Harry Caray statues were removed from outside Wrigley Field on Wednesday, to be restored during the offseason while renovations are underway inside and outside the stadium itself.

10/01/2014

Cubs second baseman Javy Baez, right, celebrates his first big league homer, which came in his debut and was the game-winner as Chicago was a 6-5 winner in 12 innings at Colorado. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

View: How Past Cubs Prospects Have Fared In Wrigley Debuts

Javier Baez is expected to make his Wrigley Field debut this afternoon.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2014

Cubs icons, from left, Billy Williams, Ernie Banks, Fergie Jenkins, Andre Dawson and Randy Hundley at Wrigley Field's 100th birthday celebration. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Emma: Lasting Memories Make Wrigley Field Remarkable

Bundled up in Wrigley Field’s upper deck on a cold April day, a nine-year-old girl jumped from her seat and yelled to her father.

04/23/2014

Wrigley Field during a 1995 game. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Wrigley’s 100-Year Celebration A Time For Reflection

A veteran of 3,000-plus games, this writer is thankful for the never-ending memories of Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–04/23/2014

Wrigley Field's scoreboard.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Gray Day Won’t Dampen Cubs’ Spirits At Home Opener

It’s a big day for the Chicago Cubs, and as long as the rain holds off this afternoon, the weather won’t wash away fans’ excitement for the team’s home opener, and the start of a yearlong commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field.

04/04/2014

Oprah Winfrey and Ernie Banks each received a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama on Nov. 20, 2013. (Photos by Alex Wong/Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Obama Honors Banks, Winfrey With Freedom Medal

President Barack Obama is bestowing the Presidential Medal of Freedom on more than a dozen prominent Americans–including Chicago icons Ernie Banks and Oprah Winfrey–50 years after the death of the award’s founder, President John F. Kennedy.

11/20/2013

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Ernie Banks Wishes Parents Were Alive To See Him Win Medal Of Freedom

Wednesday, two iconic Chicagoans will celebrate the 50th anniversary medals of freedom: Oprah Winfrey, and Mr. Cub himself, Ernie Banks.

11/19/2013

Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, left, stands with Hall of Famer Billy Williams as Banks is recognized before the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds for receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom on August 13, 2013 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Cubs Honor Ernie Banks For Receiving Presidential Medal

Thousands of fans, and the family that owns the Cubs honored Ernie Banks Tuesday night at Wrigley. CBS 2’s Mike Parker was there.

08/13/2013

Oprah Winfrey and Ernie Banks. (Credit: Rob Kim, Andy Lyons, Getty images)

Oprah, Ernie Banks To Receive Presidential Medal Of Freedom Awards

Chicago is well represented on this year’s list of Presidential Medal of Freedom Award winners as Oprah Winfrey and Mr. Cub Ernie Banks will be among the recipients.

08/08/2013

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Ernie Banks Awarded Presidential Medal Of Freedom

Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks has been named a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, President Barack Obama announced on Thursday.

670 The Score–08/08/2013

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