DuPage County chairman wants to pitch Cubs on moving west

Add DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin to the list of suburban politicians angling to lure the Chicago Cubs to his turf if there’s an unlikely collapse of the city-sanctioned framework plan to renovate Wrigley Field.

Citing what he described as a lack of progress in the team’s efforts to get City Council approval of its $500 million plan, Cronin said Wednesday that he’s instructed his county’s economic development board to scout locations for a “replica” Wrigley.

“We have learned that the Cubs have become particularly disappointed, disenchanted, unhappy with the progress of their negotiations with the city,” Cronin said. “About 10 days ago I learned from people with the Cubs organization and the family that owns the Cubs that they would like us to consider putting a proposal together, that the game has changed in some respects, that this is not a long shot that they would leave Chicago.”

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