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  • Cubs going to City Hall to fight for remote parking lot

     Cubs going to City Hall to fight for remote parking lot
    The Chicago Cubs' quest to offer free remote parking this season will face its toughest challenge later this month. The team will bring its plan before the Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals on June 20, as it has formally requested a special-use permit...
  • Cubs may expand legal rights along with bleachers

    Cubs may expand legal rights along with bleachers
    In 2013, the Chicago Cubs came up with a comprehensive proposal to renovate Wrigley Field that included a revamped west entrance, upgraded concession areas and a sparkling new clubhouse for players. In 2014, the team revised its plans after behind-the-...
  • Ballmer's Clippers bid: A Chicago appreciation?

     Ballmer's Clippers bid: A Chicago appreciation?
    Steve Ballmer's reported $2 billion bid for the Los Angeles Clippers shows us sports team valuations are like the pricey palaces some of these pro franchises call home. The roof moves, sliding back and forth as conditions warrant. If the Clippers, whose...
  • Preserve Wrigley Field as we know it

    We have something beautiful and pure in our midst. And it has been entrusted in Tom Ricketts' hands as its current custodian. Wrigley Field is a throwback to another era. It is treasured by every commentator and former and current player who ever...
  • Cubs upcoming moves should be as obvious as 1-2-3

    Cubs upcoming moves should be as obvious as 1-2-3
    Groupthink compels us to believe the Cubs calling up minor leaguers Kris Bryant and Javier Baez or — gasp — signing ace Jeff Samardzija rather than trading him for more prospects would be as smart as bunting with two strikes. Square up...
  • Ricketts on Wrigley renovation: 'looking forward to moving forward'

    Ricketts on Wrigley renovation: 'looking forward to moving forward'
    Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts said Wednesday that he remains confident the team’s $575 million plan to renovate Wrigley Field and develop the surrounding area will receive the necessary approval from the city.  “Yeah, I think we’...
  • WBBM to be Cubs' new radio home

    WBBM to be Cubs' new radio home
    Whether or not they will be the same Chicago Cubs next season, fans will hear their radio call on a new home: WBBM-AM 780. The Cubs signed a long-term deal with the CBS-owned station to carry the team’s games beginning next season. They will...
  • Cubs honor centenarian at last

    Cubs honor centenarian at last
    Two months late, but a century in the making, Louis Reinhart crossed the Wrigley Field grass Sunday and dropped the game ball on the pitcher's mound. The 100-year-old retired farmer, still too young to have seen the Cubs win a World Series, was supposed...
  • Counterpoint: Rebuilt Wrigley Field outdated in 20 years

    Counterpoint: Rebuilt Wrigley Field outdated in 20 years
    In 1976, a renovated Yankee Stadium re-opened with much fanfare. The fee to upgrade "The House That Ruth Built," originally constructed in 1923, was $160 million, a fairly hefty figure in those days. Just more than 20 years later, George Steinbrenner...
  • George Lucas, Cubs, Donald Trump work the City That Works

    George Lucas, Cubs, Donald Trump work the City That Works
    So you're rich and you want to spend some of your money building something in Chicago. Lucky us. And lucky for you that George Lucas (would-be museum benefactor of "Star Wars" fame), Tom Ricketts (Cubs boss) and Donald Trump (coiffed developer) are...
  • 100-year-old Cubs fan dies less than 3 weeks after Wrigley Field visit

    100-year-old Cubs fan dies less than 3 weeks after Wrigley Field visit
    Louis Reinhart -- the 100-year-old Cubs fan who thought he had missed his chance to participate in the team's centennial year celebration – has died, less than three weeks after he stepped onto Wrigley Field for the first time. His funeral was...