Little League World Series

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)

Rival Wants Jackie Robinson West Stripped Of Title, Claiming Team Recruited Ringers

A rival Little League team wants the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars stripped of their national title, claiming the team blatantly violated residency rules to recruit “ringers” who don’t live within the team’s established boundaries.

12/16/2014

CBS 2 anchor Rob Johnson represented Europe in the Senior League World Series in the 1980s.

JRW Brings Back World Series Memories For Rob Johnson

Last week, as Chicago’s newest heroes were being honored with a parade that brought out tens of thousands of people from Washington Heights to Millennium Park, I couldn’t help but think what baseball now means to the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars, and what baseball has meant to millions, including me.

09/03/2014

Jackie Robinson West coach Darold Butler addresses the crowd at Millennium Park, at a rally to celebrate the team's national title in the Little League World Series. (Credit: CBS)

Jackie Robinson West Players To Chicago: “Thank You, We Love You”

The Jackie Robinson West Little League team was the toast of the town on Wednesday, as thousands of fans lined South Side streets and packed into Millennium Park to salute the national championship players and coaches who were the darlings of the Little League World Series.

08/27/2014

Jackie Robinson West players and coaches hold the 2005 White Sox World Series trophy while visiting U.S. Cellular Field during the parade celebrating their Little League World Series national title. (Credit: CBS)

JRW Players Hoist World Series Trophy; Also Get Trip To Disney World

Jackie Robinson West players got a couple nice surprises on Wednesday as the city saluted the Little League World Series national champions.

08/27/2014

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)

Chicago Going All Out To Honor Jackie Robinson West

On Wednesday, the national champion Jackie Robinson West All-Stars will be the toast of the town, as the city hosts two rallies and a parade through the South Side to celebrate the team’s success in the Little League World Series.

CBS Chicago–08/27/2014

Fans flocked to Dick's Sporting Goods in the South Loop to buy the 7,000 limited edition T-shirts celebrating the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars, who won the U.S. national title in the Little League World Series. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/CBS)

Hundreds Swarm South Loop Store For Jackie Robinson West T-Shirts

Dick’s Sporting Goods made 7,000 bright yellow T-shirts emblazoned with “National Champions 2014 Jackie Robinson West” to celebrate the Little League team’s national title in the Little League World Series.

08/26/2014

Members of the Jackie Robinson West Little League U.S. championship team arrive at Midway Airport to wild acclaim Monday. (CBS)

Jackie Robinson West Given Heroes’ Welcome In Return To Chicago

The Jackie Robinson West All Stars arrived back in Chicago after winning the U.S. Little League Championship in Williamsport, Pa.

08/25/2014

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10 Things You Need to Know About US Baseball Champions Jackie Robinson West

by Wendy Widom CHICAGO (CBS) – The Jackie Robinson West All Stars have inspired a city and a nation with their performance in the 2014 Little League World Series. Despite losing in the final round to South […]

08/25/2014

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)

City Sets Parade Route, Rally Locations For Jackie Robinson West

The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars captured the hearts of Chicago.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2014

: Dong Wan Sin #13 of Team Asia-Pacific scores a run against the Great Lakes Team from Chicago, Illinois during the first inning of the Little League World Series Championship game at Lamade Stadium on August 24, 2014 in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Jackie Robinson West Falls To South Korea 8-4 In LLWS Title

The South Koreans weathered a late rally from the Chicago boys.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2014

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)

Levine: Jackie Robinson West A Good Baseball Story

The attitude and quality of play of these Little Leaguers was absolutely special.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2014

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)

Jackie Robinson West Advances To Final Of Little League World Series

Joshua Houston survived a rocky start to pitch five innings and also brought in the tying run with a line single in the fifth to lead Chicago past Las Vegas 7-5 on Saturday in the U.S. final at the Little League World Series.

08/23/2014

The Jackie Robinson West All Stars at the Little League World Series (CBS)

JRW Hopes For Payback Against Las Vegas At U.S. Title Game

In the Aug. 17 meeting with Chicago, Las Vegas outhit Jackie Robinson West 13-2 behind Brennan Holligan’s sterling pitching. He struck out six and walked two, making short work of the game thanks to the offensive onslaught backing him.

08/22/2014

The Jackie Robinson West All Stars at the Little League World Series (CBS)

LLWS: Jackie Robinson West Game Most Watched Program In Chicago

Jackie Robinson West continues to be a ratings blockbuster, with Thursday night’s thrilling victory being the most-watched TV program in Chicago.

08/22/2014

Mo'ne Davis has been a star of the Little League World Series. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Finding The Fun In The Little League World Series

It’s weird celebrating children like this, but so much of the cool stuff is organic.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2014

The Jackie Robinson West All Stars at the Little League World Series (CBS)

Jackie Robinson West Advances To U.S. Title Game

Chicago’s narrow 6-5 victory against Philadelphia sends the Great Lakes region champs to the U.S. championship game against Las Vegas.

08/21/2014

Mo'ne Davis has been a star of the Little League World Series. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Mo’ne Davis Brings Huge TV Ratings For LLWS

The overnight rating was a 3.4, up 143 percent from the corresponding game last year.

CBS Chicago–08/21/2014

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

City Will Hold Another Jackie Robinson West Watch Party Tonight

Jackie Robinson West faces an elimination game tonight against Pennsylvania.

CBS Chicago–08/21/2014

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

LLWS: Jackie Robinson West Blows Away White Sox In TV Ratings

Based on TV ratings, a group of baseball-playing kids are a much bigger attraction than one of the city’s major league baseball teams.

08/21/2014

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A World That Becomes Black And White

A typical scene plays out in suburban America, but there is something profoundly important going on here.

08/20/2014

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