Wrigley Plan Preliminary Backing from Mayor

In moving from a position of supplicant to someone who just wants to use his own property, Cubs owner Tom Ricketts definitely hit at least a solid double this weekend with his plan to “self finance” a $300 million reconstruction of Wrigley Field.

I’ve learned that the proposal has at least preliminary backing from Mayor Rahm Emanuel and was produced after extensive negotiations between Cubs officials and top aides to the mayor. That could be critical.

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