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  • Cubs battle over Wrigley signs with rooftop owners

    Cubs battle over Wrigley signs with rooftop owners
    Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts is offering a new pitch to long-suffering fans as he struggles to get a Wrigley Field renovation underway: If the rooftop owners are going to sue us anyway over blocked views into the stadium, we might as well get more...
  • 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...
  • Allow owners to invest in Cubs and Wrigley

    Is free enterprise a thing of the past in Chicago? Who owns the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field, Tom Ricketts or Rahm Emanuel? As reported, our emperor, the mayor, wants to control the details of a multimillion-dollar expansion and investment by the...
  • Who is in charge of Cubs, Wrigley?

    Is free enterprise a thing of the past in Chicago? Who owns the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field, Tom Ricketts or Rahm Emanuel? As reported, our emperor, the mayor, wants to control the details of of a multimillion-dollar expansion and investment by the...
  • Once again, clumsy Cubs are politically tone deaf

    Once again, clumsy Cubs are politically tone deaf
    The Cubs are the worst team in the majors and haven't scored a run in 20 innings but Wednesday's low point of the season had little to do with baseball. Mayor Rahm Emanuel embarrassed the Cubs behind the microphone as badly as any pitcher has on the...
  • Time for Ricketts to take the Cubs to the burbs

    The mayor of Rosemont offered free land to the Cubs' owner, Tom Ricketts, if he would bring his millions to Rosemont to build a brand new, state-of-the art stadium there. I'd bet there are other burbs that would also gladly woo this kind of investment...
  • Ricketts pitches benefits of stadium renovation to business group

    Ricketts pitches benefits of stadium renovation to business group
    As he awaits a hearing on his latest proposal for the renovation of Wrigley Field, Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts today pitched the benefits of the ballpark and a neighborhood overhaul to a Lakeview business group. Ricketts cited the millions of people who...
  • 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’...
  • Cubs unveil new drawings, expanded underground clubhouse

    Cubs unveil new drawings, expanded underground clubhouse
    A top Cubs executive today unveiled drawings of the team’s latest revised proposal for the renovation of Wrigley Field, saying an expanded, underground clubhouse and other changes will add $75 million to the overall cost. The 30,000-square-foot...