Ald. Tom Tunney
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.
Opening day has arrived for the Cubs, and the team and the local alderman are urging fans to use public transportation.
Chicago LGBT leaders are reacting Tuesday to the ruling in California that overturned Proposition 8, which prohibited same-sex marriage in the Golden State and took away the right after it had already been granted.
The Cubs have won approval from a landmark review panel for a new advertising sign in the Wrigley Field bleachers, but they could face a big hurdle ahead.
A North Side alderman wants to scale back Mayor Emanuel’s $2-a-day “congestion fee” for parking in the city’s garages and lots, so that it only applies during weekday business hours when congestion is an issue.
A Catholic church in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood is objecting to the proposed new route of the Gay Pride Parade.
A Wal-Mart store is now open in Lakeview, although not the one that generated a flurry of controversy among neighbors earlier this year.
A handful of housing projects designed specifically for LGBT senior citizens are springing up around the country, and Chicago is about to get one soon.
The City of Chicago has rolled out a new Web site with thousands of restaurant inspection results online.
Failing to shovel your walkway this winter could be a costly mistake.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday that he’s going one step further in keeping his campaign promise to get rid of the $4-a-month employee head tax that is despised by Chicago businesses.