Jackie Robinson West

Ralph Peterson of the Rosemoor Little League. (CBS)

South Side Little League Coach: JRW Must ‘Abide By The Rules’

The heads of South Side Little Leagues have largely remained silent. Until now. One president speaks out for the first time to CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley.

02/19/2015

Trey Hondras of Jackie Robinson West is greeted by teammates after hitting a two-run homer against Las Vegas on Saturday. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Lawmaker Wants JRW’s Title Reinstated, Other Little League Teams Investigated

An Illinois lawmaker has jumped into the fray after the Jackie Robinson West Little League team was stripped of its national title.

02/19/2015

Danny Almonte in 2001. (Getty Images)

Danny Almonte Expresses Support For Jackie Robinson West

Almonte was at the center of a big Little League controversy in 2001.

CBS Chicago–02/19/2015

JRW players joined supporters at a rally at Rainbow PUSH headquarters. (Credit: CBS)

Rainbow PUSH Holds Rally In Support Of JRW Players

Supporters of the Jackie Robinson West Little League team rallied around the kids Saturday at the headquarters of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition following this week’s decision to strip the team of its national championship title over a finding that the team’s leaders broke the rules.

02/14/2015

Members of the Jackie Robinson West team from Chicago celebrate following their 7-5 win over the West Team from Las Vegas during the United States Championship game of the Little League World Series at Lamade Stadium on August 23, 2014 in South Williamsport, Pa. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Levine: Let’s Remember Jackie Robinson West The Right Way

In time, the JRW kids will be the true judges of the wrongdoers, writes Bruce Levine.

CBS Chicago–02/12/2015

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Inspirational Rhode Island Little League Coach: Shame On Adult Cheaters

Dave Belisle wants everyone to not lose sight of what Little League baseball means.

CBS Chicago–02/12/2015

Evergreen Park Little League vice president Chris Janes. (Credit: CBS)

JRW Rival Denies Forging Documents So Chicago Kid Could Play In Evergreen Park

The Evergreen Park Little League official whose raised concerns about the eligibility of some players on the Jackie Robinson West all-star team has vehemently denied allegations from a Chicago woman that Evergreen Park officials forged documents so her son could play there in 2011.

02/12/2015

Jackie Robinson West player Brandon Green (in #14 jersey) and his mother, Venisa, (behind him) were joined by Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Michael Pfleger at a news conference to denounce the Little League ruling stripping JRW of its national title, for residency rule violations. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Opinion: Pfleger, Emanuel Should Be Ashamed In Wake Of JRW Scandal

There is nothing more depressing, more revolting than adults selfishly acting like martyrs and using children as symbolic human shields.

02/12/2015

Members of the Jackie Robinson West team from Chicago celebrate following their 7-5 win over the West Team from Las Vegas during the United States Championship game of the Little League World Series at Lamade Stadium on August 23, 2014 in South Williamsport, Pa. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Jackie Robinson West Attorney: Lawsuit Is Premature Over Stripped Title

After Rev. Jesse Jackson earlier said parents of Jackie Robinson West players would sue Little League International over the decision to strip the team of its national title, an attorney for the team said it was too early to know if a lawsuit is warranted.

02/12/2015

The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars from Chicago sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the seventh inning of a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers on Sept. 1, 2014 at Wrigley Field. (David Banks/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Adults Continue To Fail JRW Kids

With politics in mind, Jackie Robinson West kids are being used as pawns.

CBS Chicago–02/12/2015

Jackie Robinson West All-Stars celebrate a home  by Pierce Jones earlier in the Little League World Series. (Credit: Facebook)

Listen: Laurence Holmes On The Jackie Robinson West Controversy

As a former JRW Little Leaguer himself, Holmes has a personal connection.

CBS Chicago–02/12/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke at a victory rally for the Jackie Robinson West Little League team on Aug. 27, 2014, after it had won the U.S. title in the Little League World Series, and was runner-up in the world championship. (Credit: CBS)

Rahm Emanuel Calls Little League Boss To Blast JRW Decision

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was so outraged with the decision by Little League International officials to strip Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West of its national title, that he personally called the organization’s leader.

02/12/2015

Jackie Robinson West players hoist the 2005 White Sox World Series Trophy outside U.S. Cellular Field during the team's celebration parade on Wednesday. (Credit: CBS)

White Sox VP Kenny Williams Questions Heart Of Little League Officials

There was perhaps no bigger booster of Jackie Robinson West than the White Sox VP Kenny Williams.

CBS Chicago–02/11/2015

Members of the Jackie Robinson West team from Chicago celebrate following their 7-5 win over the West Team from Las Vegas during the United States Championship game of the Little League World Series at Lamade Stadium on August 23, 2014 in South Williamsport, Pa. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Many Chicagoans Greet JRW Decision With Sadness

CBS 2’s Jim Williams takes a look why so many are feeling so many emotions that JRW lost its title.

02/11/2015

Jackie Robinson West player Brandon Green (in #14 jersey) and his mother, Venisa, (behind him) were joined by Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Michael Pfleger at a news conference to denounce the Little League ruling stripping JRW of its national title, for residency rule violations. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

JRW Supporters Suggest Decision To Take Title Racially Motivated

There are accusations that racism was behind the decision by Little League International to strip the Jackie Robinson West team of the national title over cheating by the adults who run the team, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

02/11/2015

Jackie Robinson West players hoist the 2005 White Sox World Series Trophy outside U.S. Cellular Field during the team's celebration parade on Wednesday. (Credit: CBS)

Reaction To Jackie Robinson West Being Stripped Of Title

Not surprisingly, Little League International’s decision to strip Jackie Robinson West of their national title, due to violations of residency rules, has stirred up a hornet’s nest, prompting reaction from all corners.

02/11/2015

Mark Mulder. (Getty Images)

Former MLB Pitcher Mark Mulder Accuses JRW Of Cheating For Years

Mulder graduated from Thornwood High in South Holland.

CBS Chicago–02/11/2015

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama met with the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars in the Oval Office of the White House on Nov. 6, 2014.  (Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Bernstein: A Little League Story Too Good To Be True

This story grew too large quickly, into something it wasn’t.

CBS Chicago–02/11/2015

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama met with the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars in the Oval Office of the White House on Nov. 6, 2014.  (Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Sinister Tragedy Of Jackie Robinson West

The glorious, perfect story of Jackie Robinson West has turned horribly ugly and tragic.

02/11/2015

The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars, from Chicago, celebrate following their 7-5 win over Las Vegas during the United States championship game of the Little League World Series at Lamade Stadium on Aug. 23, 2014 in South Williamsport, Pa.  (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Sign Congratulating Player Was Trigger For Jackie Robinson West Investigation

JRW has had its Little League national title stripped away.

CBS Chicago–02/11/2015

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