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  • 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...
  • Authors honored at Sandburg awards

    Authors honored at Sandburg awards
    This year's Carl Sandburg Literary Awards dinner, presented at the UIC Forum Oct. 23 by the Chicago Public Library and its foundation, brought together 74authors with ties to Chicago. Co-chaired by Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts and foundation board...
  • 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...
  • Hahn's poker game with Peavy

    Hahn's poker game with Peavy
    Jake Peavy is scheduled to start Tuesday, which means he is scheduled to be traded before that. That’s the thinking. That’s the rumor. That’s why Peavy packed several extra bags and cleaned out his locker as the White Sox left for a...
  • 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...
  • First legal shot in dispute between Cubs, rooftop owners

    First legal shot in dispute between Cubs, rooftop owners
    Talks between the Cubs and rooftop owners are at an impasse amid the first legal shot, continued disagreement over outfield advertising signs and convention weekend rhetoric. ¬†As a result, the much-hyped $300 million Wrigley Field renovation — and...
  • A Dear Tom letter

    A Dear Tom letter
    Dear Cubs Fanboy Owner (and you know who you are, Tom Ricketts), The option to move the team out of Wrigley Field remains open. You should’ve done this on Day One. You should’ve thanked everyone for coming, explained how thrilled you and...
  • 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...