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    Fans pay tribute to Cubs legend Ernie Banks

    A statue of Chicago Cubs legend Erine Banks stands at Daley Plaza in Chicago as fans pay tribute to the Hall of Famer, who died Friday. The statue will be on display through Saturday.

    Jan 28, 2015 10:58 AM

    The pilgrimage by baseball fans to pay tribute to Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks has begun. While a public visitation and memorial service for Hall of Fame slugger Ernie Banks will be held Friday and Saturday in the city, fans of the Hall of Fame player, who died Friday at the age of 83, are flocking to Daley Plaza to pay tribute at the Ernie Banks statue on display there through Saturday.

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    St. Charles wants to bring solar power to residents

    A photo of ground-mounted solar panels gave St. Charles aldermen an idea of what it might look like if city officials are successful in luring a solar plant to the city.

    Jan 28, 2015 11:05 AM

    St. Charles wants to bring a 500KW solar plant to the city. It would be the first municipality in the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency to have a solar plant. Naperville may also be a competing community. The plant will cost the city nothing to host and would provide residents access to solar power for the first time.

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    Sears lays off more than 100 workers

    A shopping cart is shown outside of a Sears store in Mountain View, Calif.

    Jan 28, 2015 9:05 AM

    Sears said it has laid off 100 workers at its Hoffman Estates headquarters and about 15 more at other offices. The company aims to streamline and reduce expenses while “we manage the strategic needs of the business,” said spokesman Howard Riefs.

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    Griffin: Breuder’s pension not as sweet as it could be

    Robert Breuder

    Jan 28, 2015 5:30 AM

    Departing College of DuPage President Robert Breuder’s decision to self-manage his retirement benefits cost him thousands of guaranteed dollars even though taxpayers have contributed at least $418,000 on his behalf. “Most academics might choose this option because of the mobility of their profession,” said Keith Brainard, research director at the National Association of State Retirement Administrators. “It is riskier.”

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    Ricketts: Cubs World Series prediction not 'crazy'

    Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts said Tuesday that the Sporting News' prediction of his team winning it all this year isn't “completely crazy.” Ricketts spoke to some 250 people who attended a multi-chamber luncheon at the Avalon Banquets in Elk Grove Village.

    Jan 28, 2015 5:51 AM

    Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts said Tuesday that a national sports publication's prediction of his team winning the World Series may not be that far off. And unlike previous years' prognostications, Ricketts brought a PowerPoint presentation to his address to suburban business leaders that explains why he thinks the Sporting News isn't “completely crazy.”

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    Carpentersville skater adds to suburban medal count

    Bradie Tennell skates during her gold medal-winning performance at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

    Jan 28, 2015 10:26 AM

    Bradie Tennell, 16, of Carpentersville, won the junior ladies title and gold medal at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, one of 11 suburban figure skaters to win medals at nationals. That makes her the newest member of an elite group of champion and potential Olympic skaters from the Chicago suburbs. She modestly says, "I did well."

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