Presidential Medal of Freedom
He was a metronome of glass half full attitude that kept multiple generations of Cubs fans from completely losing it.
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.
Wednesday, two iconic Chicagoans will celebrate the 50th anniversary medals of freedom: Oprah Winfrey, and Mr. Cub himself, Ernie Banks.
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.
Thousands of fans, and the family that owns the Cubs honored Ernie Banks Tuesday night at Wrigley. CBS 2’s Mike Parker was there.
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.
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 […]