Cubs turn up heat to get deal done, risk getting burned

The Cubs have been turning up the heat to get a deal done by opening day to renovate 99-year-old Wrigley Field, but they had better be careful. They just might get burned.

The pressure tactics started two weeks ago, when Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts sweetened the pot — with a health club in the hotel he plans to build across the street from Wrigley — to prod Mayor Rahm Emanuel into siding with the Cubs over local Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) and rooftop club owners in the signage dispute that stands as the biggest roadblock.

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