Ald. Tom Tunney
Opening Day is next week for the White Sox and the Cubs, so Chicago police and each team’s alderman were reaching out to fans Friday to prepare them for a few changes in store this year.
The long-running dispute between the Cubs and rooftop club owners standing in the way of a $500 million plan to renovate Wrigley Field and develop the land around it will be resolved in the courts — not at the bargaining table.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) said the Cubs need to get started on their project to renovate Wrigley Field, now that the City Council has approved several items on the owners’ wish list for the project.
The Cubs would be allowed to sell beer and wine from kiosks at an open-air plaza adjacent to a renovated Wrigley Field — and fans would be allowed to bring drinks in plastic cups to the plaza — in the latest in a string of concessions to the team.
Growing concern over a recent late night crime spree on the streets of Lakeview helped spur an effort to get local residents to walk the streets overnight to bring attention to crime hot spots.
A compromise on some of the details behind the $500 million Wrigley Field renovation plan should clear the way for final City Council approval on Wednesday.
As the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act and opened the door for California to resume same-sex marriages, Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) called on the state legislature to “get its act together” and approve gay marriage in Illinois.
As the Cubs defeated the arch-rival Cardinals several blocks away, neighborhood residents and a Cubs vice president again discussed details of the Wrigley Field renovation plan, and possible competition to move the team.
The Cubs and the city of Chicago are in the process of finalizing a deal for the renovation of Wrigley Field.
The Chicago Cubs and their Wrigleyville neighbors appeared close to an agreement Tuesday to give Cubs owners the green light for their planned renovation of the team’s landmark stadium.
With the Cubs’ self-imposed Monday deadline quickly approaching for a deal on $300 million in renovations for Wrigley Field, the major sticking point appears to be the size of a Jumbotron-style video screen the team wants for the stadium.
Wrigleyville Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) on Wednesday flatly denied reports that he suggested tearing down the landmark hand-operated scoreboard at Wrigley Field to make way for a big video display that would not block the views of rooftop clubs around the ballpark.
The Cubs got the go-ahead Thursday to hold two more summer concerts at Wrigley Field, but that could be all they get for a while if local Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) has his way.
The billionaire family that owns the Cubs sweetened the pot Wednesday in an apparent attempt to prod Mayor Rahm Emanuel into siding with the team in the dispute over Wrigley Field signage that’s holding up a $300 million plan to renovate the historic ballpark.
Rowdy drunks would pay through the nose if they try again to take over a South Side Irish Parade that made a family-oriented comeback last year, thanks to a crackdown approved Wednesday that could lead to a rash of arrests at the Pride Parade.
The Cubs’ $300 million plan to renovate Wrigley Field reportedly has early support from Mayor Rahm Emanuel, but could face opposition from the owners of rooftop bars across the street, and the alderman allied with them.
You can get an education simply by walking up Halsted Street in the Lakeview neighborhood on the North Side, thanks to the newly-dedicated “Legacy Walk.”
Officials say this year’s Gay Pride Parade will be more controlled—and manageable—that last year’s parade, which drew nearly 800,000 people.
Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) wants to crack down on Wrigleyville residents who sell their neighborhood parking permits.
Ann Sather, the popular local Swedish restaurant chain owned by Ald. Tom Tunney (44th), will be opening a new location in the Edgewater neighborhood just south of Loyola University, according to multiple reports.