Chicago Cubs bypass alderman for new plaza liquor license

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CHICAGO -- The owners of the Chicago Cubs are bypassing the local alderman in their attempt to get a liquor license for Wrigley Field's new plaza.

The Cubs want to serve alcohol at the area outside the ball park until 11 p.m. on weeknights, and midnight on weekends.

Alderman Tom Tunney (43rd) wants to cut it short by two hours.

The Chicago City Council tends to support local aldermen on these matters.

So the Cubs are applying directly with the city's liquor control commission for an outdoor patio license.