The chilly relationship between the Ricketts family and Mayor Rahm Emanuel over family patriarch Joe Ricketts’ aborted prospects to fund an attack ad against President Barack Obama has put the Wrigley Field rehab plans on ice.
“It’s unfortunate the Cubs have been pulled into the political work that all of my family members do,” co-owner Laura Ricketts told WBEZ-FM on Wednesday. “(But) something needs to be done to preserve and make sure (Wrigley) lasts another 100 years. Everyone agrees that Wrigley and the Cubs should be treated fairly and equally. But these are very tough times.”