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.
Wednesday, two iconic Chicagoans will celebrate the 50th anniversary medals of freedom: Oprah Winfrey, and Mr. Cub himself, Ernie Banks.
Thousands of fans, and the family that owns the Cubs honored Ernie Banks Tuesday night at Wrigley. CBS 2′s Mike Parker was there.
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.
Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks has been named a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, President Barack Obama announced on Thursday.
Two men have been accused of stealing bats autographed by Alfonso Soriano and Ernie Banks from Wrigley Field during a double-header Tuesday, authorities said.
A few former Chicago athletes have taken a stand for gay marriage in Illinois.
The South Side neighborhood has seen some changes — some good, some bad. But those that live there now are proud of where they call home, CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan reports.
Former Major Leaguer Dmitri Young recently sold his collection of baseball cards for $2,461,032.
I’m sure he’s saying some of his best friends are black.
Those nice things, though, do not deserve a retiring of his number, a topic that’s been bandied about since people started to assume this year was Wood’s swan song.
Wood needs to be careful if he wants his post-career vision to be realized, and actual baseball is only a part of it.
Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks was celebrating his 80th birthday with a big party on Saturday.
The news was stunning, if not surprising, this morning when I woke up, turned on the TV and learned from the crawl on the screen that Ron Santo had passed away at 70 after a lifetime of health issues.
Despite the fact that both offenses headed in the same direction all game, the Wildcats are open to playing in Wrigley Field again.
On September 7, the Chicago Cubs will dedicate a statue to Hall of Famer Billy Williams. The ceremony will take place on the corner of Sheffield and Addison, where the Harry Caray statue once stood.