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  • Talk of the County: Zion classrooms are overcrowded

    Talk of the County: Zion classrooms are overcrowded
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  • Ernie Banks: 14 memorable moments for No. 14

    Ernie Banks: 14 memorable moments for No. 14
    1953: Ernie Banks makes his Cubs debut Sept. 17. He starts at shortstop and bats seventh, becoming the first African-American player in team history.  1954: On Aug. 22, Banks homers twice in a 12-6 loss to the Braves at Wrigley Field. This is his...

    Hall of Famer Ernie Banks larger than life on and off the field

     Hall of Famer Ernie Banks larger than life on and off the field
    Iconic slugger Ernie Banks died Friday at 83, but his DNA will be embedded forever into the game of baseball. Aside from his 512 home runs, back-to-back Most Valuable Player awards and first-ballot induction into the Hall of Fame, the Cubs' first...

    Don Kessinger remembers Ernie Banks as 'great teammate'

    Don Kessinger remembers Ernie Banks as 'great teammate'
    Former Cubs shortstop Don Kessinger remembers teammate Ernie Banks as "the greatest ambassador for baseball and a terrific teammate and friend." Kessinger, 72, said he had planned to attend Banks' funeral Saturday at Fourth Presbyterian Church in...

    Contemporaries remember Ernie Banks as among the greatest players ever

    Contemporaries remember Ernie Banks as among the greatest players ever
    Jim Marshall remembers the shortest scouting meeting Giants manager Alvin Dark ever had before a three-game series at Wrigley Field in 1961. "Just walk Ernie Banks four times, and we'll win this series," Marshall recalled Saturday. Marshall and...