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Ernie Banks statue gets makeover

Updated: November 10, 2011, 2:30 PM ET
Associated Press

PEORIA, Ill. -- A statue of "Mr. Cub" is getting a makeover at Bradley University.

The bronzed likeness of Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks had been outside Wrigley Field since March 2008. But artist Lou Cella tells the (Peoria) Journal Star that the statue was turning green because the metal was oxidizing too fast.

To restore it, Cella turned to artists in central Illinois. So, the 7-foot, 400-pound statue was loaded onto a truck and driven to Peoria.

The statue was brought ...

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