| Jan 27, 2015
| 4:01 AM
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...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 6:49 PM
Ernie Banks didn't call me back last week.
I left voice messages, e-mailed him, sent him a text. That certainly wasn't like Ernie. He missed last weekend's Cubs Convention, and I wanted to do a well-being check on my longtime friend. He always would...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 6:52 PM
The widow of Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, speaking publicly for the first time since her husband's death Friday, told his legions of fans that the North Side legend "was very beloved" by his family as well.
"It is certainly a sad day for us," Liz...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 9:38 PM
Ernie Banks didn't invent day baseball or help build Wrigley Field.
He just made the idea of playing a baseball game under the sun at the corner of Clark and Addison streets sound like a day in paradise, win or lose.
That optimistic attitude, from a...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 10:41 PM
A decision on the completion of the renovated Wrigley Field bleachers could come as soon as this weekend.
The Cubs initially were going to wait until the first weekend in March, when individual tickets go on sale. But President Theo Epstein said a...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 8:36 AM
Billy Joel apparently loves Wrigley Field. The piano man was booked Thursday for his fourth appearance at the historic ballpark Aug. 27.
It’ll be a busy late-summer stretch for music lovers at Wrigley, with Joel preceding a concert by Foo Fighters...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 9:38 PM
The granddaddy of all fan fests returns this weekend when the 30th annual Cubs Convention kicks off Friday at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers.
The blueprint isn't too different from the one former Cubs executive John McDonough invented in 1986,...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 1:30 PM
Sloan Valve Co.’s flush valves have long been used in the trough urinals in the men’s restrooms at Wrigley Field. As a result of a partnership the Cubs announced Thursday, Sloan will make a bigger splash at Wrigley and its name will appear...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 6:19 PM
Wrigley Field's bleachers aren't the only thing being torn down in the North Side neighborhood.
The relationship between the Chicago Cubs and surrounding rooftop club owners, long a source of tension, has turned nasty.
But unlike the bleachers,...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 10:06 AM
“Parks and Recreation” kicks off its seventh and final season with back-to-back episodes Tuesday, the second of which filmed, in part, in Chicago and involves Andy Dwyer and Tom Haverford looking for the latter’s ex-girlfriend.
| Jan 5, 2015
| 4:38 PM
Cubs pitchers and catchers will report to spring training in Mesa, Ariz., on Feb. 19, with the first full-squad workout Feb. 25, the team announced Monday.
The Cubs also announced four more spring training games, on March 13-14 against the A's in Las...