An 8-hour public visitation for Ernie Banks Friday in downtown Chicago is sure to be filled with fans, ballplayers, family and friends of the Cubs legend. Banks is being remembered as Mr. Cub, Mr. “Let’s Play Two;” Mr. Sunshine. Banks broke records and barriers during his 19 years with the Chicago Cubs. But as WBEZ’s Katie O’Brien learned, he never broke character.
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Wednesday night's game was a tough loss for the Chicago Bulls. The Indiana Pacers broke Chicago's home winning streak with the 95-90 loss. Despite the final score, the Bulls once again received help from the "Bench Mob." That is the crew of standbys that have been doing less of that lately.
The Bears said goodbye to Jerry Angelo and Mike Martz and the Cubs traded Carlos Zambrano to the Florida Marlins to be with Ozzie Guillen. And there were tough losses for both the Bulls and the Hawks over the weekend.