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.
Our week-long series "Grading Rahm" closes with WBEZ reporters thoughts on a range of issues voters may be talking about before the polls open next month. Also, we take listeners' calls with reactions to previous "Grading Rahm" segments - jobs and the economy, education, public safety and transparency. And, Technomi consultant Darren Tristano talks with us about the future of McDonalds.
We remember Chicago's beloved Cub, Ernie Banks who passed away this weekend at 83 and baseball losing an American icon. Also, the first segment of our week-long series, "Grading Rahm" with an analysis on how he's fared with job creation and the economy.
Although there will only be one Chicago Cub on the All-Star roster this year, the Cubs had more impressive showings in the past. For a while, there was one player who practically had a permanent spot: Ernie Banks, "Mr.