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Alderman has demands for Wrigley Field plans

The alderman who represents Chicago’s Wrigley Field wants several conditions met, before he agrees on a deal to renovate the stadium.

The Ricketts Family, which owns the Cubs, say they’ll pay the $300-million to rehab Wrigley Field, if some city restrictions are lifted.

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They want the right to put more advertising signs, play more night games, and have street fairs outside.

But 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney says he won’t agree to any deal that doesn’t include more parking and better police protection.

The Cubs say they want an agreement by April 8th, but Tunney says that’s not his problem.

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7 Comments to “Alderman has demands for Wrigley Field plans”

    Tired of Morons said:
    March 8, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Tunney is an idiot. Play with them, see what you get from that.

      dora said:
      March 8, 2013 at 12:17 PM

      Wrigley field was there before all the people who hopped on the Wrigleyville bandwagon, Tuney is the worst alderman we have ever had. If the ballpark ever moved, that neighborhood would go to crap.

    really said:
    March 8, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    Tuney just likes seeing his name in the news. no common sense.

      kirby1414 said:
      March 8, 2013 at 5:19 PM

      Do ANY of the aldermen have ANY sense???

    Dane Wayne said:
    March 8, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    Can you imagine running a business and having to deal with the likes of Tunney? You'd get the heck out of Chicago. Oops…that's exactly what's happened over the last number of decades.

    The Rooftop Cabal ( of which some of the silent owners might be very interesting names) share only 17 percent of the profits for a product they basically stole for 20 years.

    Such a small percentage going to the people who owned the content seems like "go away" money to the Rooftoop carpetbaggers.

    It's never e nough. They'll always want more and Tunney is demonstrating that now.

    Ricketts ought to tell Tunney, "You've had it good for long enough. This is our last offer. If you kill it, we will do what we have to do and that's find another location either in Chicago or elsewhere."

    If Ricketts let's them roll him, they'll pull another stunt eventually.

    It's time for the extortion to end.

    Greg W. said:
    March 9, 2013 at 1:32 AM

    How about the Cubs trade the Alderman for a bucket of crap, minus the bucket.

    Chav said:
    March 25, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    If the Cubs left Chicago, it would be an improvement.

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