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  • Emanuel: Changes clear way for Wrigley Field approval

    Emanuel: Changes clear way for Wrigley Field approval
    After months of public posturing and private arm-twisting, Chicago aldermen are poised to sign off today on a Cubs plan to remake Wrigley Field and the surrounding neighborhood following last-minute tweaks to the $500 million project that brought on board...
  • Theo gets the right guy, just like last time (oops)

    Theo gets the right guy, just like last time (oops)
    The Cubs will introduce Rick Renteria as their new manager today. Please hold your applause until you’re done yawning. The Cubs already have lost that news conference, like it was a home game or something. Theo Epstein has taken a while to...
  • Now Cubs will miscommunicate in a different language

    Now Cubs will miscommunicate in a different language
    Cubs season-ticket renewals went out this week. Yeah, baby, seize on that Manny Acta mania. Or is it Rick Renteria fever? No, wait, it’s Dave Martinez delirium. The good news for season-ticket holders is the Cubs will not raise prices next...
  • Advertising arch across Clark part of Wrigley renovation

    Advertising arch across Clark part of Wrigley renovation
    Drivers headed along Clark Street west of Wrigley Field soon could pass under a “branded” archway with advertising as part of an amended Wrigleyville overhaul plan that took a step closer to reality at City Hall on Thursday. The “...
  • City zoning panel backs changes to Wrigley Field plan

    City zoning panel backs changes to Wrigley Field plan
    The Cubs owners’ request to push back the right field wall at Wrigley Field and build an arch with advertising on it over Clark Street near the iconic ballpark moved a step closer to reality Thursday. The City Council Zoning Committee...
  • Ricketts seeks pledge that rooftop owners won't sue

    Ricketts seeks pledge that rooftop owners won't sue
    Even after the City Council unanimously signed off Wednesday on the Cubs' $500 million remake of Wrigley Field and the neighboring area, the exact scope and starting day of the project remained uncertain. That's because Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts issued...
  • Emanuel warm to right field Wrigley party deck over Sheffield

    Emanuel warm to right field Wrigley party deck over Sheffield
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today sounded supportive of allowing the Cubs to build a right field party deck over Sheffield Avenue, pointing out that the Ricketts family and the rooftop owners both like the idea while adding it's important to get the community's...
  • Cubs in line for property tax break on Wrigley Field work

    Cubs in line for property tax break on Wrigley Field work
    If the Wrigley Field renovation is completed as planned, the Ricketts family stands to get a substantial property tax break available to land owners who rehabilitate historic structures. The Chicago Landmarks Commission on Thursday endorsed the tax...
  • Ernest goes to: Kerry Wood's 'Wiffle For a Diffle' charity tournament

    Ernest goes to: Kerry Wood's 'Wiffle For a Diffle' charity tournament
    Chicago, we really need to have a conversation about the term "V.I.P." Hosting a private V.I.P. event that manages to have 400 people crammed into it kind of kills the mystique, doesn't it? You snag an invite to a hot party only to find yourself getting a...
  • Twitter's love/hate relationship with Darren Rovell

    Twitter's love/hate relationship with Darren Rovell
    The man behind one of the most polarizing Twitter accounts wanted to make one thing clear before Wednesday's Cubs game. "I am not going away from Twitter," Darren Rovell emphatically told the assembled crowd at Wrigley Field's Captain Morgan Club. The...
  • Greg Schwem: Rebuilding Wrigley Field for the future, not the present

    It appears iconic Wrigley Field, home of a baseball team that hasn't won a World Series since text messaging was performed via carrier pigeon and smoke signals, is finally going to look like a normal ballpark. Cubs owner Tom Ricketts recently forged a...
  • Break out the bobbleheads: Wrigley's turning 100

    Break out the bobbleheads: Wrigley's turning 100
    It's been a century of curses, curveballs and Cubs baseball at Wrigley Field, a milestone the organization plans to celebrate throughout the 2014 season. In addition to being the Cubs' home since 1916, the field has played host to dozens of baseball's...