Mayor pressures Cubs to start swinging on Wrigley construction after council votes

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday pressured the Cubs to start renovating Wrigley Field after delivering a punch list of concessions to tie up loose ends on the $500 million project.

“They need to get started — and I was clear and unambiguous with the ownership about that even prior to [Wednesday’s] City Council actions,” the mayor said.

“The city has lived up to everything they said they were going to do in a timely fashion….We’re holding up our side and I expect them and the other invested interests — meaning also the rooftops — to resolve their issues so the whole city can benefit.”

Local Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) agreed that the “ideas every month” that have come from the billionaire family that owns the Cubs “exhausted the patience” of the City Council.

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