Jackie Robinson West

Jackie Robinson West attorney Victor Henderson holds up a copy of the Little League rulebook, as he discusses a lawsuit filed over the league's decision to strip JRW of its national title. (Credit: CBS)

Bernstein: Jackie Robinson West Officials Just Making It Worse

The legal argument is the cheating wasn’t initially caught, so it should be allowed — do we have that right?

CBS Chicago–06/29/2015

Jackie Robinson West attorney Victor Henderson holds up a copy of the Little League rulebook, as he discusses a lawsuit filed over the league's decision to strip JRW of its national title. (Credit: CBS)

Jackie Robinson West Sues Little League Over Removal Of National Title

Little League International caused an uproar when it vacated all of Jackie Robinson West’s wins from the 2014 Little League World Series, including its national championship, for allegedly violating residency rules by bringing in top players who lived outside the team’s established boundaries.

06/24/2015

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. (Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Bernstein: JRW Adults Learn The Hard Way

Jackie Robinson West’s district has been dissolved after wrongdoing by the adults.

CBS Chicago–03/12/2015

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)

Little League International Dissolves JRW District

The Jackie Robinson West little league district has been disbanded by Little League International, according to a statement by the organization.

03/11/2015

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)

Jackie Robinson West Might Leave Little League For Another Youth League

The ousted leader of Jackie Robinson West has begun maneuvering to keep control of the team, in the wake of the cheating scandal that led to JRW being stripped of the Little League national title.

03/11/2015

Dick's Sporting Goods made 7,000 of these T-shirts to celebrate the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars, who won the U.S. national title in the Little League World Series. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/CBS)

JRW Attorney Calls For Probe Into Whistle-Blower Chris Janes

An attorney is calling for an inquiry to determine whether the man who launched an investigation into Jackie Robinson West’s Little League team improperly obtained information to determine where the parents of the players lived.

03/04/2015

The Little League team from New Albany, Indiana, lost the Great Lakes regional championship to Jackie Robinson West, which was later stripped of their title for using ineligible players during tournament play. (Credit: Go Fund Me)

Indiana Team That Lost To JRW Raising Money To Go To 2015 Little League World Series

Saying they feel cheated out of their chance to play in the Little League World Series last summer, the team that lost the Great Lakes regional championship to Jackie Robinson West is raising money to go to next year’s tournament, even if it’s just to watch.

03/04/2015

Chris Janes. (Credit: Evergreen Park Police)

Chris Janes, Little League Whistleblower, Arrested

The man who first raised concerns about rules violations by the Jackie Robinson West baseball team was arrested on Tuesday morning after a disturbance outside a woman’s home.

03/03/2015

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. (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

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