Rosemont mayor says door is still open to Cubs

As the Chicago Cubs’ battle with Wrigleyville rooftop club owners over plans to renovate the 100-year-old ballpark, one suburban mayor says his door remains open to Cubs brass if they want to consider moving the team to his town.

Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens said Wednesday that about 25 acres of village-owned property west of the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) at Balmoral Avenue is still available and ripe for commercial development, and he’s welcoming the Cubs or anyone else who is interested.

“Obviously we’d listen to anything. We really don’t have any redevelopment agreement on that site, so if they’d call, we’d talk to them,” Stephens said. “Depending on what the deal is, how we could get there, and how everything gets done, the proof is in the numbers.”

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