Wrigley Field Plaza Ordinance Passes — City Council Approves

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If you were following the timelines of intrepid Chicago reporters Danny Ecker and Fran Spielman, you’ll know that the city of Chicago’s License Committee just approved the new Wrigley Field plaza ordinance proposed by Rahm Emanuel last week.  The Chicago Cubs, despite funding the renovations pretty much all by themselves, Continue reading Wrigley Field Plaza Ordinance Passes — City Council Approves

Cubs Moving For Fun In the Plaza

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A few years back, when the Cubs released their plans to improve Wrigley Field and the surrounding neighborhood, one of the ideas was to set up an open-air plaza where people could party: The Chicago Bears, Cubs and White Sox would all be able to sell alcohol in a plaza Continue reading Cubs Moving For Fun In the Plaza

Always Something

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Tonight, Ken Rosenthal treated us to a gem of a tweet:   Sources: E. Santana seeking $100M, Nolasco $80M on five-year deals. Story: http://t.co/q8iNLosRrr — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 8, 2013   I was at the neighborhood Chipotle at the time, waiting entirely too long for a very underwhelming burrito, Continue reading Always Something

Interesting…

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Today, we learned that some Wrigleyville neighbors are going to be protesting tonight.  They sort of explained what they were protesting, but we are at a loss as to what disadvantages would arise from a Wrigley Field makeover and additional development of the space surrounding the ballpark. Just now, Fran Continue reading Interesting…

Late night conspiracy theory – Tom Tunney and Wrigley Field

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Earlier today, Anno wrote about Tom Tunney’s last-minute demands for the Ricketts family to change the renovation/restoration agreement to suit the needs of his constituents.  This has led to some angst amongst the fan base, and renewed cries to build a new stadium elsewhere in Chicagoland to escape the stupidity Continue reading Late night conspiracy theory – Tom Tunney and Wrigley Field

Something to Read After Cubs Triple Overtime

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So after the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup Final opener in triple overtime, the Cubs followed suit and went almost 14 full innings before Julio Borbon‘s walk-off hit allowed them to snap a skid against the Cincinnati Reds.  Might as well give the fans their money’s worth, right? Speaking Continue reading Something to Read After Cubs Triple Overtime

The One Where Nobody’s Happy, But Progress!

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The Cubs had a prolonged meeting with the City Council today and if you don’t feel like reading much more, the gist is this:   Hooray!RT @fspielman ChiCitiCouncil License Committte approves up to 46 night games, four concerts and six… fb.me/2vmidtBrw — WorldSeriesDreaming (@WSDreaming_Cubs) June 4, 2013 Fran also wrote Continue reading The One Where Nobody’s Happy, But Progress!

The One Where the Neighbor Walks Onto Your Property and Tells You What to Do

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Serena Dai (follow her at @ssdai) has a summary of the Wrigley Field renovation negotiations between the team, the city, the alderman, and the various other neighborhood groups. The info is all there, but I love the wife’s reaction to the article today (since she subscribes to DNAInfo).  It’s hilarious Continue reading The One Where the Neighbor Walks Onto Your Property and Tells You What to Do

Wrigley renovation negotiations hit a (hopefully minor) snag

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The Sun-Times just now reported that there are still some specifics to be worked out in the Wrigley renovation deal, according to alderman Tom Tunney.  The good news first: “Every constituency group is gonna have to give a little bit. The city is gonna have to give. The neighborhood’s gonna Continue reading Wrigley renovation negotiations hit a (hopefully minor) snag

Dave Kaplan on the Wrigley dealings

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Baseball season’s underway, and this is the first night with fifteen full games on the slate as every team was in action.  Unfortunately the Cubs lost, but you can’t win them all anyway.  Thankfully, you can’t lose them all either, no matter how hard you try.  The rubber match is Continue reading Dave Kaplan on the Wrigley dealings