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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ernest goes to: Kerry Wood's 'Wiffle For a Diffle' charity tournament

    Ernest goes to: Kerry Wood's 'Wiffle For a Diffle' charity tournament
    Chicago, we really need to have a conversation about the term "V.I.P." Hosting a private V.I.P. event that manages to have 400 people crammed into it kind of kills the mystique, doesn't it? You snag an invite to a hot party only to find yourself getting a...
  • Twitter's love/hate relationship with Darren Rovell

    Twitter's love/hate relationship with Darren Rovell
    The man behind one of the most polarizing Twitter accounts wanted to make one thing clear before Wednesday's Cubs game. "I am not going away from Twitter," Darren Rovell emphatically told the assembled crowd at Wrigley Field's Captain Morgan Club. The...
  • Forget playing better, Cubs need to trade better

    Forget playing better, Cubs need to trade better
    Cubs manager Dale Sveum and team president Theo Epstein believe the Cubs will take a big step forward this season, and I’m thinking, I guess losing only 90 games would be a big step. Another 100 losses, however, is easily attainable, don’t...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Wrigleyville alderman optimistic about ballpark talks

    Wrigleyville alderman optimistic about ballpark talks
    Wrigleyville’s alderman expressed optimism Thursday that several key issues surrounding the costly renovation of the aging ballpark could be resolved by the Cubs’ home opener on Monday, but the dispute over signs outside Wrigley Field...
  • 99 problems, Cubs-style

    99 problems, Cubs-style
    The pieces aren't in place yet for the Cubs, but the plan is and so is the braintrust. Whether Tom Ricketts, Theo Epstein and Dale Sveum will succeed remains a mystery, and the fact is there's more to be done. A lot more. So on the cusp of Wrigley...
  • 5 reasons to give these Cubs a chance

    5 reasons to give these Cubs a chance
    I know what you're thinking: How did *I* get lucky enough to get to write a Cubs season preview? I mean, if the first few games of have taught us anything, it's that there's so much to look forward to! OK, there's probably not that much to look...