Aldermen Advance Agreement To Allow Cubs To Host 11 Weekend Night Games In Shortened 2020 Season“We’re excited to be playing baseball again. It’s good to be back on the field, even without fans in the ballpark,” Cubs executive vice president Mike Lufrano said.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Scolds Aldermen Over 'Offensive Nature' Of Debate On Study Of Possible Contract Set-Asides For LGBTQ Businesses“It’s not the questions that are the problem, it is the content of the questions, and the offensive nature of the tone and the questions and the ‘concerns,’ – in quotes – that were expressed,” she said.
City Council Panel OKs Plan To Allow Hard Liquor Sales At Gallagher Way, Wrigley Field's Outdoor PlazaThe Cubs still won't be able to open Gallagher Way to people who don't have a ticket on the days of games or concerts.
Tunney Plans To Allow Hard Liquor Sales At Wrigley Field Plaza, But Won't Relax Other Rules At Gallagher WayTunney wasn’t willing to relax the rules regarding how many non-game events the team could host, or how late they could keep Gallagher Way open after games, concerts, or festivals.
Ald. Tunney Wins In Chicago's 44th Ward; Ricketts Played Hardball To Oust The AldermanOn Chicago's North Side, the battle for the 44th Ward was described as a fight between a longtime alderman and a prominent ward resident - the Chicago Cubs.
Ricketts Family Tries To Oust Alderman Tom TunneyTom Ricketts owns the Cubs and most of Wrigleyville. Now some are saying he wants to own the alderman.
Aldermen Call On Cubs, Sox To Exceed MLB Safety Netting RequirementsAld. Tom Tunney (44th), whose ward includes Wrigley Field, said he supports more netting at ballparks, but he raised liability concerns.
Wrigleyville Parking Rate 'Surge' Gets Tryout This SpringThe surge pricing on Cubs game days and for concerts will encompass about 1,100 meters in an area's bounded by Broadway, Belmont, Southport and Irving Park Road.
New City Ordinance Would Allow Some Younger Adults To Serve AlcoholA city council committee has approved an ordinance that eases restrictions on younger adults working in some places with liquor licenses.
Wrigleyville Business Owners Concerned With Safety Amid Construction, Possible World SeriesMuch of Wrigleyville is torn up due to construction, and bar owners are also concerned about safety.
City Hall Announces Proposed Rules For Plaza Outside Wrigley FieldA long, heated debate between the Cubs, City Hall, and opponents of an outdoor plaza at Wrigley Field could be over, at least according to the mayor’s office.
Aldermen Begin Limiting Where Newly Legal Food Carts Can OperateIt’s been barely a month since the City Council opened the door for food carts to operate legally in Chicago, and already aldermen have begun carving out some parts of the city where they won’t be welcome.
Pride Parade To Stay In Lakeview; Activist Petitioning For Move DowntownDespite some opposition from some members of the community, the annual Pride Parade will stay in the Boystown area of Lakeview this year.
Emanuel Supports Countdown Clocks At Red Light Camera IntersectionsMayor Rahm Emanuel has backed the idea of installing countdown signals at every intersection in Chicago that has a red light camera, so drivers don’t have to slam on the brakes to avoid a ticket.
Aldermen Approve Plan To Hike Minimum WageAldermen have overwhelmingly approved a plan to gradually raise the city’s minimum wage to $13 an hour over the next five years.