City: Cubs won’t have to pay extra taxes for Wrigley expansion

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The City of Chicago says the Chicago Cubs won’t have to pay any extra city taxes for the space it takes to expand Wrigley Field.

A lane of traffic on Waveland Avenue will be wiped out.

And a sidewalk on Sheffield will disappear when the right field wall is extended by ten feet.

The City Council’s original approval of Wrigley renovation included a plan to appraise the land and decide how much to levy in new taxes.

Wednesday, the city said there will be no appraisal, and no additional taxes.C

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  • Guest

    No, we get to pay the taxes and the $$$$$$$Ricketts get away free, as usual. How much do we need to balance the budget Mayor?

  • Clem

    The Cubs know they won’t win the lawsuit brought by the roof tops. Notice that they aren’t moving ahead with renovations? Next season is the last at Wrigley.

  • Erich

    Why should taxpayers of the City of Chicago not charge taxes for a private entertainment venue?? I perform some work at my home and entertain once in a while. Do I get a tax break? Let private enterprise pay it's own way. There's nothing in it for the rest of us who foot the bill.