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  • JR West whistleblower arrested outside neighbor's home

    JR West whistleblower arrested outside neighbor's home
    The youth baseball coach who reported Jackie Robinson West's residency irregularities to Little League officials — eventually resulting in the team being stripped of its national championship — is facing several criminal charges after a bizarre early morning incident in his Evergreen Park neighborhood, police said.
  • Adults eventually stood up, showing little league rules apply to life

    Adults eventually stood up, showing little league rules apply to life
    I'm not a grumbly spoilsport. Honest. So I'm mostly glad that the adults who run Little League baseball programs here and yonder eventually stood up to announce that they follow the rules. Glad to hear it. But announcing that you are a moral,...

    Little lie got him in to play baseball 59 years ago

    Little lie got him in to play baseball 59 years ago
    The recent story of Chicago's Jackie Robinson West Little League team, their U.S. title taken away because some of their players lived outside the district they represented, struck a nerve with Phil Hart. That's because he lived the story, 59 years ago....

    Talk of the County: Libertyville uses JRW to teach playing by the rules

    Talk of the County: Libertyville uses JRW to teach playing by the rules
    Editor's Note: Talk of the County is a reader-generated column of opinions. If you see something you disagree with or think is incorrect, please tell us! Call us at (312) 222-4554 or email talkofthecounty@tribpub.com Marketing wars I'm not your...

    Jackie Robinson West players warmly welcomed at Northbrook event

     Jackie Robinson West players warmly welcomed at Northbrook event
    Jackie Robinson West players drew a crowd in Northbrook on Saturday to hear them talk about something that can't be taken away: their experiences. Saturday's event at the North Suburban YMCA, which was scheduled before the Little League team was...