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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 “...
  • Why Wrigley Field changes need to slow down

    Why Wrigley Field changes need to slow down
    Whoa. Just hold on. Anyone who has been a Cubs fan for more than one season should know something about skepticism. It's time to recall that training, friends. This proposal for Wrigley Field is neither a good deal nor a done one. The changes being...
  • 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...
  • Emanuel says he welcomes garbage savings audit -- but not yet

    Emanuel says he welcomes garbage savings audit -- but not yet
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel did little today to resolve a dispute with Inspector General Joseph Ferguson, saying he welcomes an audit by Ferguson of the savings in the city's grid garbage pick-up system but only once the city has finished rolling out the program....
  • 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...
  • Watchdog alleges ethics breach by Ald. Moore

    Watchdog alleges ethics breach by Ald. Moore
    In a case of only-in-Chicago political timing, the White House announced Monday it would honor Ald. Joe Moore as a “pioneer for political reform,” the same day the veteran City Council member revealed he has spoken to FBI agents about...
  • Ricketts seeks pledge that rooftop owners won't sue

    Ricketts seeks pledge that rooftop owners won't sue
    Even after the City Council unanimously signed off Wednesday on the Cubs' $500 million remake of Wrigley Field and the neighboring area, the exact scope and starting day of the project remained uncertain. That's because Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts issued...
  • Possible movement on food truck ordinance makes some truckers nervous

    Possible movement on food truck ordinance makes some truckers nervous
    The election of Mayor Rahm Emanuel had food truck enthusiasts licking their lips. His campaign positions on mobile food seemed to guarantee speedy passage of a new ordinance that could foster a robust Chicago food truck scene. But 10 months after Ald....
  • Snow hot right now

    Snow hot right now
    Move over, bus tracker and train tracker. Plow tracker is here. The city on Tuesday is scheduled to unveil a snow-response website featuring real-time GPS locations of plows, car towing information and a shovel-share program to combat severe winter...