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Chicago Cubs’ Ernie Banks statue moved downtown for tribute

A sign and photo is displayed at United Center in honor of Ernie Banks before an NBA basketball game between the Miami Heat and the Chicago Bulls, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Chicago. Chicago Cubs great Banks died Friday at the age of 83. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO (AP) — Ernie Banks fans got their first chance to pay their respects to the most famous and beloved Chicago Cub who ever played after the statue of the Hall of Famer was placed in a downtown plaza Wednesday.

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Bowling Green sneaks by Northern Illinois, 56-46

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Richaun Holmes scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Bowling Green to a 56-46 victory over Northern Illinois on Tuesday night.

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Bears move Hurtt from assistant defensive line to OLBs coach

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears say Clint Hurtt is moving from assistant defensive line coach to outside linebackers coach.

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Sen. Dick Durbin honors Ernie Banks on Senate Floor

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois has honored a baseball Hall of Famer who recently passed away with a speech on the Senate Floor.

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Visitation, memorial service set for Hall of Famer Banks

REMOVES REFERENCE OF ST. LOUIS CARINDALS PLAYER GINO CIMOLI, AND CORRECTS DATE TO AN UNDATED 1970 FILE PHOTO - In this undated 1970, file photo, Chicago Cubs' Ernie Banks, top, turns a double play in a baseball game. The Cubs announced Friday night, Jan. 23, 2015, that Banks had died. The team did not provide any further details. Banks was 83. (AP Photo/File)

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs say a public visitation and memorial service for Hall of Fame slugger Ernie Banks will be held Friday and Saturday in the city.

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