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  • Emanuel proposes more changes to Wrigley Field plan

    Emanuel proposes more changes to Wrigley Field plan
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to give the Cubs more flexibility on scheduling night games at Wrigley Field, and the team has agreed to drop a proposed pedestrian bridge over Clark Street from its $500 million renovation plan. Despite the steps by the mayor...
  • Cubs in line for $8.5 million tax break for Wrigley Field work

    Cubs in line for $8.5 million tax break for Wrigley Field work
    If the proposed Wrigley Field renovation gets completed, the team would be in line for an $8.5 million property tax break, under a measure the City Council is expected to approve Wednesday. Cubs ownership would be in line for an $8.5 million property...
  • Aldermen still waiting on free Sunday parking decision

    Eight months ago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel promised aldermen they could restore paid Sunday parking in their wards to help ensure local businesses thrive and residents were kept happy. They’re still waiting. On Wednesday, as the mayor touted what he...
  • Cubs request permit for right field Wrigley sign

    Cubs request permit for right field Wrigley sign
    The latest escalation in the dispute over Wrigley Field’s renovation unfolded Monday, with the Cubs revealing they sought final city approval to put up a beer advertising sign in right field and rooftop club owners threatening to sue to block the...
  • DuPage County chairman wants to pitch Cubs on moving west

    DuPage County chairman wants to pitch Cubs on moving west
    Add DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin to the list of suburban politicians angling to lure the Chicago Cubs to his turf if there’s an unlikely collapse of the city-sanctioned framework plan to renovate Wrigley Field. Citing what he...
  • 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...
  • Tunney threatens to try to block Wrigley unless changes made

    Tunney threatens to try to block Wrigley unless changes made
    Ald. Tom Tunney is threatening to withhold his support for a massive Wrigleyville redevelopment unless changes are made to a hotel the Cubs owners want to put up across the street from Wrigley Field. The 44th Ward alderman’s comments came as the...
  • 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...
  • Cubs push for more night games this season could be in jeopardy

    Cubs push for more night games this season could be in jeopardy
    The Chicago Cubs' push for more night games in the upcoming season could be in jeopardy, as Ald. Tom Tunney said he would not introduce legislation at today's City Council meeting. The team has asked Tunney, whose 44th ward encompasses Wrigley Field, to...
  • Chicago aldermen approve Emanuel's parking meter changes

    Chicago aldermen approve Emanuel's parking meter changes
    The Chicago City Council today approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial plan to change the terms of the city’s parking meter lease despite questions about the deal’s financial impact and fear of giving Chicago Parking Meters LLC...
  • Cubs get split decision at first Wrigley public hearing

    Cubs get split decision at first Wrigley public hearing
    The Cubs earned a partial early victory for their ambitious Wrigley Field construction plan Thursday, getting a preliminary signoff to move back the outfield walls and make other changes to the aging ballpark. But consideration of the most controversial...
  • 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...