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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...
  • 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...
  • Ald. Tunney demands changes to Wrigley plan

    Ald. Tunney demands changes to Wrigley plan
    On the eve of the first City Hall hearing on the plan to rehab the aging but iconic Wrigley Field, Ald. Tom Tunney spelled out his list of demands. Wrigleyville’s alderman sent a letter to the Cubs on Wednesday saying that if the organization...
  • Alderman: Moving Wrigley Field scoreboard discussed, dismissed

    Alderman: Moving Wrigley Field scoreboard discussed, dismissed
    The alderman whose ward includes Wrigley Field said Wednesday that the idea of moving the ballpark's iconic scoreboard and putting in a giant video screen was discussed and dismissed during negotiations over how to pay for renovations at the park. Ald....
  • 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...
  • Kerry Wood still has his fastball when it comes to making pitch for charity

    Kerry Wood still has his fastball when it comes to making pitch for charity
    When popular athletes retire, charity work can become a double-edged sword. On one hand, they have more time to dedicate to their cause that they didn't have when they were playing games and training. On the other, they may not have the same star power...
  • Why didn't Adam Greenberg make his comeback with the Chicago Cubs?

    The Marlins weren’t the only team that considered giving Adam Greenberg an opportunity to complete his remarkable comeback. Matt Liston, the documentary filmmaker and organizer of the One At Bat campaign, told me after Tuesday’s unforgettable...
  • Still no Wrigley deal after Emanuel, Ricketts, aldermen meet

    Still no Wrigley deal after Emanuel, Ricketts, aldermen meet
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel summoned Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts and the aldermen representing the area to City Hall on Thursday afternoon in an effort to seal the deal on a $300 million Wrigley Field rehab, a Cubs source said today. Progress was made, but...
  • Tunney suggests parking garage part of Wrigley Field mix

    Tunney suggests parking garage part of Wrigley Field mix
    Wrigleyville's alderman said Wednesday that the Cubs are considering construction of a parking garage north of the ballpark to help relieve parking woes that residents worry would worsen if the city allowed more night games and concerts at the stadium....
  • Wrigley Field renovation talks continue at City Hall

    Wrigley Field renovation talks continue at City Hall
    Talks continue today at City Hall over the Wrigley Field rehab proposed by team owner Tom Ricketts, who opted not to travel to Pittsburgh for the team's first game of the regular season. Although negotiators took a break Sunday, daily talks have taken...
  • Interview: Kristin Cavallari shows softer side, sticks up for Jay Cutler

    Interview: Kristin Cavallari shows softer side, sticks up for Jay Cutler
    Normally it's Kristin Cavallari supporting fiance and Bears quarterback Jay Cutler on game day from the suites at Soldier Field, but during Cavallari's promotional appearance on behalf of her Chinese Laundry shoe line Saturday at the Von Maur store in...
  • Susannah Collins: From silly 'Shoot The Puck' duty to growing folk hero

    Susannah Collins: From silly 'Shoot The Puck' duty to growing folk hero
    Susannah Collins ought to thank the Blackhawks. They made her a folk hero, and folk heroes never die. Neither do the connections to the villains who took them out. Looking at you, Rocky Wirtz. During a Comcast SportsNet segment, Collins made an on-air...