Story by 89 WLS reporter Bill Cameron
Now that the Ricketts family patriarch opposition to President Obama is old news, Mayor Emanuel is ready to move ahead with planning for a $300 million Wrigley Field renovation.
With the election over, Cubs fan and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is no longer standing in the way of a big Wrigley Field renovation, “I asked all the parties involved to finish this up. We all have a stake in getting it done. It is not done until all the parts fall in place. There are other things that are necessary to do that. There are 1,200 jobs at stake in building and refurbishing Wrigley.”
The mayor said he's pleased the Cubs no longer want a tax subsidy, but he said he wouldn't "negotiate in public" about the commercial billboards the Cubs want to put in the ballpark which might block some rooftop views.
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CHICAGO (AP) - Pearl Jam will play a summer concert this year at Chicago's Wrigley Field.
The Eddie Vedder-fronted band announced the concert Wednesday for July 19 at the city's historic baseball park. The band also plans a July 16 concert in Canada at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario. The band's website says the concerts are called "An Evening with Pearl Jam." There will be no opening acts.
Pearl Jam isn't the only musical act playing Wrigley Field this summer. Country music star Jason Aldean plans a concert the next day, July 20. Last summer Bruce Springsteen played at Wrigley Field and Vedder joined him on stage.
Pearl Jam is playing in Europe and South America this February and March. Their website said fall tour dates would be announced.
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