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  • 87-year-old Cubs fan: At least he has 1945 World Series memory

    87-year-old Cubs fan: At least he has 1945 World Series memory
    Drought? You bet. During a spring when California Gov. Jerry Brown declared his state a drought disaster area, Cubs fans, even the ones in California, don’t need to explain what a drought is. No World Series appearances since 1945? That’...
  • Shout Out: Mallori Ranallo, volunteer with Crohn's disease

    Shout Out: Mallori Ranallo, volunteer with Crohn's disease
    Mallori Ranallo, 29, of unincorporated Leyden Township, started volunteering with girls sports teams in Leyden District 212 in high school and never stopped. Coach Kurt Schuett estimate she's volunteered at 525 softball games and 150 basketball games over...
  • Ernie Banks gave Chicago something to smile about in turbulent '60s

     Ernie Banks gave Chicago something to smile about in turbulent '60s
    If you're feeling a cold wind blow through a hole in Chicago's heart, you know why: Ernie Banks, "Mr. Cub," is dead at age 83. The eternal optimist is gone. "The Cubs are due in '62," he'd say. But that didn't happen. That same year, Banks announced...
  • Ernie Banks: Under his spell

     Ernie Banks: Under his spell
    As kids we copied his batting stance — crouching with the right elbow extended up, and fingers wiggling up and down on the bat handle. We even ran like him — wrists moving in front of his chest. Back in the days when the Cubs usually battled...
  • Ernie Banks' death: 'Like hearing there is not gonna be a summer'

     Ernie Banks' death: 'Like hearing there is not gonna be a summer'
    The death Friday of Ernie Banks, remembered for bringing so much joy to his work, left those who grew up watching him play feeling a little bit older, and made sunshine and baseball seem that much farther away. "Someone said today that hearing Ernie...
  • 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...
  • Many ways Cubs can honor Ernie Banks at Wrigley Field this season

    Many ways Cubs can honor Ernie Banks at Wrigley Field this season
    The Cubs plan to celebrate Ernie Banks' legacy this season at Wrigley Field, and no doubt that will include a shoulder patch to commemorate him and a day in his honor. But those are go-to ideas that many organizations employ when a prominent player,...
  • Ken Holtzman shares fond memories of Ernie Banks

    Ken Holtzman shares fond memories of Ernie Banks
    The death of Ernie Banks last Friday touched fans all across the world, including an old friend of his, former Cubs pitcher Ken Holtzman. The two were Cubs teammates from 1965 through 1971, before Banks retired and Holtzman was traded to the A’s....
  • Visitation and memorial services set for Ernie Banks

    Visitation and memorial services set for Ernie Banks
    A visitation for Ernie Banks will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Friday in Fourth Presbyterian Church, the Cubs announced Monday. A memorial service will be held at the church at 10 a.m. Saturday. There will be limited public seating available. Fourth...
  • 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...
  • 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...