Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Obama Awards Medal Of Freedom To Former Congressman Abner MikvaFormer 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.
Ernie Banks Wishes Parents Were Alive To See Him Win Medal Of FreedomWednesday, two iconic Chicagoans will celebrate the 50th anniversary medals of freedom: Oprah Winfrey, and Mr. Cub himself, Ernie Banks.
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.
Cubs Honor Ernie Banks For Receiving Presidential MedalThousands of fans, and the family that owns the Cubs honored Ernie Banks Tuesday night at Wrigley. CBS 2's Mike Parker was there.
Oprah, Ernie Banks To Receive Presidential Medal Of Freedom AwardsChicago 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.
Paterno Nominated for Highest Civilian Award in Country