Then And Now: The Wrigley Field Rooftops

With news this week that the Cubs’ owners have bought up six more rooftop properties, let’s take a look at that view back in a simpler time, before it became a high-priced commodity.


Crews finished construction of a 3,900-square-foot video board in left field at Wrigley Field on Wednesday. (Credit: CBS)

Federal Judge Sides With Cubs In Video Board Dispute With Rooftop Owners

A federal judge on Thursday refused a request from two rooftop businesses for a preliminary injunction.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2015

Joe Maddon. (Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Take Comfort In The Confidence Of The Cubs

There’s a cold-blooded plan in place.

CBS Chicago–11/01/2014

Wrigley Field scoreboard. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Rooftop Owners File Lawsuit To Block Wrigley Renovation

The owners say the $375 million plan, which includes erecting seven billboards, would cripple their business.


Uncommon Ground has a rooftop garden used in dishes. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Restaurant Rooftop Gardens

Everyone knows local food is fresher food, but now Chicago chefs are finding a way to find local food right outside their kitchens. CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan reports.


A rooftop venue in Chicago. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Rooftop Getaways

CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan heads to a few of the very best-rated outdoor spaces — old and new.


Tom Ricketts and Theo Epstein. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Cubs Culture Changing For The Better

Public opinion matters to the Cubs in their efforts to modernize their property and stabilize their presence in Tom Ricketts’ beloved Wrigleyville.

CBS Chicago–04/17/2013

Cop On Rooftop

Cops Hang Out On Dunkin’ Donuts Rooftops To Help Special Olympics

If you’re headed for a Dunkin’ Donuts on Friday, you might want to look up to the rooftop, where police officers all over the state will be staking out.

WBBM Newsradio–06/01/2012


Best Chicago Rooftop Lounges

Yes, rooftop bars often have restrictive reservation policies, get easily overcrowded, and charge a premium for the minimum, but the vibes and the breezes and the boozes often go a great distance toward making up for the fusses. Here’s a selection of the city’s finest upper-floor hangouts to sip, be seen, and gaze upon the wondrous urban canopy beyond.