Presidential Medal of Freedom

Abner Mikva. (Credit: DANIEL LIPPITT/AFP/Getty Image

President Obama To Award Medal Of Freedom To Former Congressman Abner Mikva

Former U.S. Representative and longtime federal judge Abner Mikva will receive the nation’s highest honor granted to civilians today at a White House ceremony.

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Ernie Banks

Ernie Banks Wishes Parents Were Alive To See Him Win Medal Of Freedom

Wednesday, two iconic Chicagoans will celebrate the 50th anniversary medals of freedom: Oprah Winfrey, and Mr. Cub himself, Ernie Banks.

11/19/2013

Oprah On CBS This Morning

Million Dollar Donation From Oprah Helped Save West Side School

Three years ago, Oprah publicly supported a school in South Africa with nearly a million dollars. Some Chicagoans asked what has she ever done for Chicago? Our schools? Our charities? It turns out quite a lot.

11/19/2013

Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, left, stands with Hall of Famer Billy Williams as Banks is recognized before the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds for receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom on August 13, 2013 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Cubs Honor Ernie Banks For Receiving Presidential Medal

Thousands of fans, and the family that owns the Cubs honored Ernie Banks Tuesday night at Wrigley. CBS 2′s Mike Parker was there.

08/13/2013

Oprah Winfrey and Ernie Banks. (Credit: Rob Kim, Andy Lyons, Getty images)

Oprah, Ernie Banks To Receive Presidential Medal Of Freedom Awards

Chicago is well represented on this year’s list of Presidential Medal of Freedom Award winners as Oprah Winfrey and Mr. Cub Ernie Banks will be among the recipients.

08/08/2013

Paterno Nominated for Highest Civilian Award in Country

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has been nominated for the highest civilian award in the country. Congressmen including Glenn Thompson, Mark Critz and Tim Holden say the Hall of Fame […]

08/11/2010