City Hall has spent years trying to broker peace between the Cubs and the Wrigleyville rooftop owners. For its trouble it now has a lawsuit, filed against it by eight of those club owners.
The lawsuit asks a judge to review last month’s unanimous decision by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks to OK the Cubs latest renovation plan for Wrigley.
That plan calls for up to seven outfield signs and video screens that threaten the rooftop’s views. The owners say that would violate the 2004 ordinance that landmarked parts of the 100-year-old ballpark, including the ivy covered outfield walls and uninterrupted sweep of the bleachers and old manual scoreboard.
The suit does not claim a violation of the clubs’ contract with the Cubs which has 10 more years to run.