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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

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

Urooj Khan. (Credit: Illinois Lottery)

Fatally Poisoned Lottery Winner’s Daughter, Wife Divvy Up His Estate

The widow and daughter of a West Rogers Park man who died from cyanide poisoning after winning a $1 million lottery jackpot have reached an agreement on how to divide his estate.

12/12/2013

When Georgia Lee Dvorak of Berwyn died, she left behind her 11-year-old cat, “Boots.” (Credit: Georgia  Lee Dvorak estate)

Curiosity Saved The Cat: Judge Blocks Execution Of Feline

You’ve heard curiosity killed the cat. In this case, curiosity actually saved one.

04/11/2012

Michael Jordan Mansion

Michael Jordan’s Highland Park Mansion Goes Up For Sale

Michael Jordan’s Highland Park mansion is up for sale for $29 million.

CBS Chicago–02/29/2012

Dr. Promila Mehta-Paul (Credit: CBS)

Judge Refuses To Appoint Guardian For Missing Doctor’s Estate

A judge has refused a request by the sons of missing Northwest Indiana doctor Promila Mehta-Paul to name a legal guardian for her estate.

CBS Chicago–09/16/2011