Ernie Banks

Baseball Hall-Of-Famer Ernie Banks Hits Golf Balls From The Stands At Wrigley Field To Kick-Off The 2011 BMW Championship at Wrigley Field on September 12, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images for BMW)

Ernie Banks Signed New Will Days After Dementia Finding, Wife Claims

The caretaker of Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks took him to sign a will days after an evaluation found he exhibited signs of “moderate to severe” dementia, his estranged wife alleges in court filings.

CBS Chicago–07/27/2015

Ernie Banks, left, and Minnie Minoso. (Getty Images)

Cubs, White Sox To Honor Ernie Banks, Minnie Minoso With Throwback Uniforms

The teams will honor the late legends this Sunday and on Aug. 14.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2015

Kris Bryant. (Chris Emma/670 The Score)

Levine: Kris Bryant Keeps Ernie Banks In Mind On His Big Day

Somewhere above, Banks is smiling today, writes Bruce Levine.

CBS Chicago–04/17/2015

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Bleachers, Kris Bryant Talk Deviate From Important Cubs Excitement

Come Sunday, we can turn out attention to what we cherish: meaningful baseball.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2015

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Cubs Expect Talented Team, Tribute To Banks Will Overshadow Ongoing Construction At Wrigley

The Cubs are hoping a stable of hot prospects and a tribute to Hall of Famer Ernie Banks on Opening Night will help fans forget and forgive the big mess at Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2015

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

Ernie Banks’ Will Confirmed By Judge

A Cook County judge on Tuesday confirmed the will signed by Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks three months before his death leaving everything to his caregiver, Regina Rice.

03/31/2015

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

Cubs To Pay Tribute To Ernie Banks On Opening Night

They won’t play two, but the Cubs will pay tribute to the late Hall of Famer Ernie Banks on Opening Night, covering the entire bleacher section with photos of “Mr. Cub.”

CBS Chicago–03/31/2015

The annual toast to legendary broadcaster Harry Caray at his namesake restaurant. (CBS)

Annual Toast To Harry Caray Bittersweet With Passing Of ‘Mr. Cub’ And Minnie Minoso

Glasses were raised in memories of these baseball greats.

CBS Chicago–03/12/2015

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

Funeral Home Wants $35,000 It Spent On Ernie Banks’ Funeral

The claim by Donnellan Family Funeral Services was filed Wednesday. It comes amid a legal challenge by Banks’ widow, Elizabeth Banks, of a will Banks signed in October — without her knowledge, she contends — that leaves all his assets to longtime caregiver Regina Rice and nothing to her or Banks’ children.

03/06/2015

Minnie Minoso. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Minnie Minoso’s Exclusion Another Sorry Mark On The Hall Of Fame

Add up his entire baseball career, and Minoso is a Hall of Famer, writes Tim Baffoe.

CBS Chicago–03/03/2015

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. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Ernie Banks’ Caretaker Claims He Had Only $16,000 When He Died

A probate judge requested details about Ernie Banks’ assets after an attorney for his former caregiver said the Hall of Famer had just $16,000 in assets when he died last month. Judge James G. Riley on Tuesday gave caretaker Regina Rice 30 days to provide that information.

02/24/2015

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

Cubs To Honor Ernie Banks With No. 14 Patch On Jerseys

The Cubs are paying tribute in other ways as well.

CBS Chicago–02/19/2015

Ernie Banks

The Bernstein Brief: Macabre Drama Surrounding Ernie Banks’ Estate

Banks now will be remembered too for all the creepy discord in the aftermath of his death.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2015

Baseball Hall-Of-Famer Ernie Banks Hits Golf Balls From The Stands At Wrigley Field To Kick-Off The 2011 BMW Championship at Wrigley Field on September 12, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images for BMW)

Ernie Banks’ Sons Fight Father’s Will Giving Assets To Agent

The twin sons of Ernie Banks asserted Monday that his agent and caretaker coerced the Chicago Cubs baseball great into signing a new will giving her all his assets.

02/16/2015

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. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Legal Dispute Erupts Over Ernie Banks’ Remains

Banks’ estranged wife is attempting to block his remains from being cremated.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2015

Several members of the '69 Cubs served as pall bearers for Ernie Banks. (Credit: CBS)

Family, Friends Say Farewell To ‘Mr. Cub’ Ernie Banks

Today family, friends and fans are honoring Ernie Banks with a memorial service and funeral procession.

01/31/2015

Baseball Hall-Of-Famer Ernie Banks Hits Golf Balls From The Stands At Wrigley Field To Kick-Off The 2011 BMW Championship at Wrigley Field on September 12, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images for BMW)

Levine: No End Of Tributes To ‘Mr. Cub’

Everyone 40 or older has an Ernie Banks meet-and-greet story. Nobody apparently ever came away disappointed, Bruce Levine writes.

01/30/2015

Ernie Banks' casket is on display during his public visitation. (Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Cubs Fans Gather At Public Visitation For Ernie Banks

Fans and friends of the late Ernie Banks gathered at Fourth Presbyterian Church on the Magnificent Mile for a public visitation for “Mister Cub,” who died of a heart attack one week ago.

01/30/2015

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

Cubs Announce Details For Ernie Banks’ Memorial Service, Procession

The memorial service starts Saturday at 10 a.m.

CBS Chicago–01/29/2015

A 7-foot bronze statue of Ernie Banks was moved to Daley Plaza on Wednesday, and will stay there through Saturday, as a public memorial after his death at the age of 83. (Credit: CBS)

View: Fans Gather At Daley Plaza To Remember Ernie Banks

Banks will always be “Mr. Chicago,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel says.

CBS Chicago–01/28/2015

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