Tunney prepared for council fight over Wrigley

Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) said Wednesday he’s trying to avoid a City Council floor fight on Wrigley Field — like the infamous showdown over a Children’s Museum in Grant Park — but he’s prepared to have one with Mayor Rahm Emanuel unless the Cubs make four more concessions.

Tunney has demanded that the Cubs scrap a pedestrian bridge over Clark Street connecting a Cubs-built hotel to the team’s new office building; drop the hotel’s outdoor patio deck over Patterson Street, and shift hotel “lobby activity” from Patterson to either Clark or Addison.

On Wednesday, he added a fourth demand on the eve of a Chicago Plan Commission meeting on the $500 million Cubs development: He wants a 10-year moratorium on stadium signage beyond the huge money-makers already approved by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks.

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