Chicago aldermen get warning about buying face-value Cubs playoff tickets

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CHICAGO — There’s a slight catch to the ticket deal that the Cubs offered to city officials.

Most state and federal officials had reportedly taken up the Cubs offer of buying playoff tickets at face-value.

But the Chicago Board of Ethics is reminding aldermen that they have to use those tickets themselves and attend in an official capacity.

They also have to have their presence announced at the game.

The Cubs are displaying the names of public officials who accepted the offer on a video board in Wrigley Field.

Violations could mean a fine, pending an investigation.

The Cubs say some officials changed their minds about buying tickets after they received the warning from the ethics board.

The Cubs first playoff game is Friday night at Wrigley Field.

They play the San Francisco Giants in the best of five National League Divisional Series.