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  • Here's to next year, for Ernie Banks' sake

    Here's to next year, for Ernie Banks' sake
    Summer has been canceled. The sun that once shone so brightly over Wrigley Field warming generations of Cubs fans has been eclipsed, leaving those of us who grew up heading into each season believing this year was going to be our year cold and in the...
  • Ernie Banks, baseball's 'Mr. Cub,' dies at 83

    Ernie Banks, baseball's 'Mr. Cub,' dies at 83
    Ernie Banks, one of baseball’s most ebullient and optimistic ambassadors, died Friday, his wife, Liz, confirmed. He was 83. Known worldwide as “Mr. Cub,” Banks became the Chicago Cubs' first African American player on Sept. 17, 1953,...
  • Bulls, Blackhawks to put office building near United Center

    Bulls, Blackhawks to put office building near United Center
    The Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks said Thursday they will move ahead with building an office complex next to the United Center, and the Hawks will look into acquiring enough nearby property to also build a two-rink practice facility on the Near West Side....
  • For ebullient Ernie Banks, day at the ballpark was a day in paradise

    For ebullient Ernie Banks, day at the ballpark was a day in paradise
    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...
  • White Sox's time to respond after Cubs take aim

    White Sox's time to respond after Cubs take aim
    The Cubs and White Sox took care of their own business last month that brought free agent left-hander Jon Lester and All-Star catcher Miguel Montero to Wrigley Field, and Jeff Samardzija, David Robertson and Melky Cabrera to U.S. Cellular Field. It...
  • 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,...
  • Banks' Mr. Cub brand was invaluable, even as he left money on table

    Banks' Mr. Cub brand was invaluable, even as he left money on table
    Ernie Banks was a great athlete. He was an even better sport. Whatever money Banks made on the field or off it, as a player and after, he should have made more. Lots more. Banks, who died Friday at 83, built a tremendous brand as Mr. Cub, the...
  • 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...
  • Cubs will 'live with' decision barring expanded Wrigley construction hours

    Cubs will 'live with' decision barring expanded Wrigley construction hours
    With the Cubs bedeviled by delays in their $375 million Wrigley Field renovation project, president of business operations Crane Kenney said Wednesday he was disappointed by the team's inability to get permission from City Hall for expanded construction...
  • Clumsy Wrigley renovation leaves Cubs fans out in the cold

    Clumsy Wrigley renovation leaves Cubs fans out in the cold
    For opening night at Wrigley Field next month, the Cubs should hand out free hard hats and safety goggles to the first 20,000 fans. They can call the giveaway a promotion. It also could double as a precaution around the construction site at Clark and...
  • Cubs players eager to get fans back in the bleachers

     Cubs players eager to get fans back in the bleachers
    MESA, Ariz. — Center fielder Dexter Fowler seemed disappointed to learn the Wrigley Field bleachers reconstruction won't be completed until at least early June so he won't be able to hear fan noise behind him. "I don't know what to expect," said...