Mayor may have to play hardball with Ald. Tom Tunney on Wrigley deal

For a guy with a cartoon-like reputation for brute-force politics, Mayor Rahm Emanuel sure has been patient with Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) when it comes to the marathon debate over renovating Wrigley Field.

But there comes a time when debate on a $500 million private investment needs to end and the jackhammers begin.

That will likely require Emanuel to do what he has, so far, refused to do: play the heavy by riding herd over a local alderman.

Jim Houlihan is a member of the Commission on Chicago Landmarks that approved key elements of the Wrigley plan last week—minus the two outfield signs most pivotal to bankrolling it.

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