A statue of Ronald McDonald outside the Museum of Broadcast Communications was decapitated sometime overnight before the museum opened on Aug. 18, 2015.

Ronald McDonald Statue Decapitated Outside Broadcast Museum

Workers arriving for work Tuesday morning saw the statue of the beloved McDonald’s icon had been decapitated when they got to the museum, according to museum founder Bruce DuMont. Staff at the neighboring Tortoise Club had rescued the statue’s head after the statue was vandalized.


Cubs fans crowd around a statue of Ernie Banks, which was moved to Daley Plaza for a four-day public memorial, leading up to his funeral on Saturday. (Credit: CBS)

Ernie Banks Statue Moved To Daley Plaza For Public Memorial

Fans of “Mister Cub” Ernie Banks crowded into Daley Plaza on Wednesday, after his statue was installed as a public tribute to arguably the most popular Cubs player of all time.


Pope John Paul II (CBS)

Pope John Paul II Honored With Statue At Maryhill Cemetery

The free-standing column shows the late pope in carved marble relief over a background view of Chicago, along with blue and gold mosaics of religious icons, and is visible from the road alongside Maryhill Cemetery in Niles.


A statue of late Chicago Sun-Times columnist Irv Kupcinet was removed from Wacker Drive for repairs to the stone base. (Credit: CBS)

Irv Kupcinet Statue Removed From Wacker Drive For Repairs

A statue of legendary Chicago newspaper columnist Irv Kupcinet is missing from its perch on Wacker Drive, but all is well, it’s just getting some repairs.


Homeless Jesus sculptor and artist Tim Schmalz.

‘Homeless Jesus’ Statue Coming To Chicago

Chicago will soon host a sculpture that’s both inspired and angered viewers around there world.


Actor Scott Schwartz poses next to a statue of the famous "triple dog dare" scene in the 1983 movie "A Christmas Story." Schwartz played Flick, a kid whose tongue got frozen to a flagpole on a schoolyard dare. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

‘A Christmas Story’ Immortalized With Hammond Statue

Poor Flick’s tongue is going to be stuck to that flagpole forever. Sort of.

WBBM Newsradio–10/29/2013

Roger Ebert. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Roger Ebert’s Hometown Raising Money For Statue

He was Champaign-Urbana’s native son. Now, late film critic Roger Ebert’s hometown wants to give back.


An Incredible Hulk toy is displayed on a trade stand during the 2013 London Toy Fair at Olympia Exhibition Centre on January 22, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Suburban Library Seeking Incredible Hulk Statue

They want fans of the DC Comics character “The Incredible Hulk” to help them pay for a 9-foot-tall statue of the raging green monstrosity.

WBBM Newsradio–05/14/2013

The front panel of the statute was stolen outside the Harold Washington Cultural Center at 4701 S. King Drive, according to a community alert from Area Central detectives. (Credit: Chicago Police Dept.)

Harold Washington Statute Defaced In Bronzeville

The statue of the late Chicago Mayor Harold Washington was damaged when the front panel containing the dedication plaque was stolen Saturday evening in the Bronzeville neighborhood.


Lincolnwood School Memorial

Memorial Statue Stolen From Outside Lincolnwood School

Police in Lincolnwood are investigating the theft of a memorial statue that was stolen from outside an elementary school.

CBS Chicago–01/27/2012

A Baby Jesus statue was returned to its nativity scene on Dec. 29, 2011, eight years after it was stolen from a family's yard in Inverness. Someone had found it in their yard in Hoffman Estates and turned it into police, who didn't find the rightful owners until after Christmas 2011. (Credit: Steve Miller, WBBM)

Stolen ‘Baby Jesus’ Statue Returned To Owners After 8 Years

A “Baby Jesus” figure is back with its Nativity scene, after being stolen eight years ago.

CBS Chicago–12/29/2011

Massive Marilyn Monroe Sculpture To Tower Over Chicago's Michigan Ave

Marilyn Monroe Statue Vandalized Again

The Marilyn Monroe statue on the Magnificent Mile has been hit by vandals again, this time leaving one of the statue’s legs lathered in red paint.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2011

Marilyn Monroe Statue Graffiti

Graffiti Scrawled On 26-Foot-Tall Marilyn Monroe Statue’s Leg

Poor Marilyn — even in death people just can’t leave her alone.



Valparaiso Plans Statue For Popcorn King Redenbacher

Plans are in the works for a statue of Orville Redenbacher in the northwestern Indiana city where he developed the popcorn that made him famous.


Ron Santo Statue Ceremony

Ron Santo Statue Unveiled Outside Wrigley

Hundreds gathered outside Wrigley Field as the Cubs unveiled a statue of former third baseman and longtime radio broadcaster Ron Santo on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2011

A statue depicting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as an African chieftain wobbles and tilts on its concrete base and residents of the West Side apartment building named in his honor want it fixed. (Credit: CBS)

Apartment Residents Want Statue Of Dr. King Fixed

Residents at a West Side apartment complex said a piece of art there could put their kids at risk. It’s a historic statue and they’re afraid it could fall on a child, so they asked CBS 2’s Pamela Jones to help get it fixed.

CBS 2–08/03/2011

Frank Thomas statue at U.S. Cellular Field

‘Big Hurt’ Frank Thomas Gets Statue At U.S. Cellular

The Chicago White Sox have unveiled a statue in the outfield concourse to honor former slugger Frank Thomas.


A wreath was laid at the statue of Gen. John Logan in Grant Park on May 30, 2011. Logan was the founder of Decoration Day, which became Memorial Day. (Credit: CBS)

Grant Park Ceremony Honors Founder Of Memorial Day

It is a longstanding tradition on this day: a service and wreath-laying at the statue of Civil War General John Logan, the founder of Decoration Day, which became Memorial Day.

WBBM Newsradio–05/30/2011

Scottie Pippen

Muller: Scottie Pippen Statue Was Long Overdue

Every franchise in professional sports has legends…athletes whose names are synonymous with being the best of the best during their time with the club.


Scottie Pippen

Bulls To Unveil Pippen Statue On April 7th

At halftime of the Chicago Bulls’ April 7 game agaisnt the Boston Celtics, the organization will unveil the statue for Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen.