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Ron Santo, Cubs legend, dies at 70

Ron Santo, Cubs legend, dies at 70

Chicago Cubs great and longtime WGN Radio announcer Ron Santo died Thursday night of complications from bladder cancer. He was 70. In a statement Friday, Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts praised Santo for “his passion, his loyalty, high great personal courage and his tremendous sense of humor.” WGN reports that Santo died in an Arizona hospital from complications of bladder cancer. Santo was diagnosed with diabetes when he was 18 and later lost both legs to diabetes.

Ron Santo, one the greatest players in Chicago Cubs history and longtime WGN radio announcer, has died

Ron Santo, one the greatest players in Chicago Cubs history and longtime WGN radio announcer, has died

CHICAGO — Ron Santo, one of the greatest players in Chicago Cubs history and a longtime WGN radio announcer whose devotion to the perennial losers was made obvious night after night by his excited shouts or dejected laments, has died. He was 70. “Ronnie will forever be the heart and soul of Cubs fans,” Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts said in a statement Friday. He praised Santo for “his passion, his loyalty, high great personal courage and his tremendous sense of humor.” Santo died in an Arizona hospital from complications of bladder cancer, according to WGN Radio. Santo was diagnosed with diabetes when he was 18 and later lost both legs to the disease.

WATCH: Joey The Junior Chicago Blackhawks Reporter

WATCH: Joey The Junior Chicago Blackhawks Reporter

Do you have what it takes to be a sports reporter? Joey the Junior Blackhawks reporter certainly does–and he is only 5-years-old.

Official: Fan death at Bears game tragic accident

Official: Fan death at Bears game tragic accident

CHICAGO (AP) – A stadium official says the death of 23-year-old man who fell from a concourse at Chicago’s Soldier Field during halftime of Sunday’s Bears-Eagles game appears to have been accidental. Soldier Field spokesman Luca Serra said Monday that the man’s death was an “unfortunate accident.” He called it an “isolated incident.” The Cook County medical examiner’s office publicly identified the man Monday as Stewart Haverty of Woodstock.

Bears make it four wins in a row

Bears make it four wins in a row

(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler lines up against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday The Chicago Bears looked sharp in their win over the Philadelphia Eagles, 31-26.

Bears are 7-3. Is it time for Ashton Kutcher to reappear?

Bears are 7-3. Is it time for Ashton Kutcher to reappear?

Check the date people. On November 19th, the Chicago Bears are still in first place.

Madigan says Cubs deal off, but Cubs say it’s still on

Madigan says Cubs deal off, but Cubs say it’s still on

The owners of the Chicago Cubs are trying to gain public support for their plan to get government-issued bonds to renovate Wrigley Field. Cubs’ Chairman Tom Ricketts addressed the media Tuesday morning in a room full of business and labor leaders. Ricketts thanked a number of them that showed up at the media conference, including Teamsters Local, Chicago and Cook County Building Trade, Chicago Bricklayers Local 21, Plumber Local 130.

A closer look at Title IX: The pros and the cons

A closer look at Title IX: The pros and the cons

(Flickr/Jennifer Brandel) There’s been a 940 percent increase in women’s sports participation since the 1972 passing of a federal law prohibiting sexual discrimination against female athletes in federally funding schools. But, National Women’s Law Center recently file a Title IX complaint against a dozen school districts.

Cubs’ owners want tax money to renovate Wrigley Field

Cubs’ owners want tax money to renovate Wrigley Field

The proposal would use amusement tax dollars to rehab the ballpark. The owners of the Chicago Cubs are looking for some cash to renovate Wrigley Field, and they’re hoping taxpayers will contribute. The Ricketts family wants the State of Illinois to help fund the Wrigley renovations. They have a plan to get $300 million in bonds from the state. The Cubs would then pay back the money using the amusement tax that’s tacked on to Cubs’ ticket prices.

No. 5 Pitt mauls Horizon League foe Illinois-Chicago

No. 5 Pitt mauls Horizon League foe Illinois-Chicago

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