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  • 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...
  • 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 “...
  • Wrigley Field plaza beer, wine plan delayed at City Council

    Wrigley Field plaza beer, wine plan delayed at City Council
    The Cubs got preliminary approval from aldermen Wednesday for an ordinance to give them more flexibility to schedule night games, but ran into a delay in their push to set up a team-controlled outdoor plaza where fans can drink beer and listen to live...
  • 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...
  • Aldermen back giving part of Sheffield, Waveland to Cubs

    Aldermen back giving part of Sheffield, Waveland to Cubs
    The Chicago Cubs today won preliminary backing from aldermen to push back the exterior outfield walls at Wrigley Field as part of the team’s planned $300 million renovation of the iconic-but-aging ballpark. The right field wall would be moved back...
  • City Council approves more Wrigley Field renovation changes

    City Council approves more Wrigley Field renovation changes
    The Chicago City Council today approved measures to give the Cubs more flexibility on scheduling night games, an advertising archway over Clark Street and permission to push back the exterior outfield walls at Wrigley Field as part of the team’s...