Wrigley neighbors want slow down of stadium renovation talks

As the owners of the Chicago Cubs push to quickly wrap up a Wrigley Field rehab deal, the stadium’s neighbors are calling for a slow down of the negotiations.

In a letter sent Wednesday to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Lake View Citizens’ Council raised a host of red flags to parts of the rehab plan proposed by Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts, who has said he would like to get the deal done by opening day April 1.

“We are very encouraged that the city, Ald. (Thomas) Tunney and the Cubs have slowed the rush to have a city ordinance passed authorizing the unprecedented expansion of Wrigley Field into the neighborhood,” stated the letter signed by William DeMille, president of the council.

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