DuPage County trying to land new Cubs ballpark

Another suburban politician is looking to woo the Cubs if they can’t get their deal to rehab Wrigley Field approved by Chicago.

DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin says he’s given the go ahead to the county’s economic development board to begin scouting for potential stadium sites.

Cronin adds that in the last couple weeks, he’s heard from people in the Cubs organization and the Ricketts family that it is not a long shot that the team would leave Chicago.

He cites a lack of progress between the Cubs and the city on a $500 million renovation plan.

But Cubs spokesman Dennis Culloton says the team is still working on approval from the city.

Last week the City Council approved an increase in night games and concert dates from 30 to 46.

A few weeks ago Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens offered the Cubs free land to build a stadium if they chose to leave the friendly confines.

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