Story by 89 WLS Reporter Bill Cameron
(CHICAGO) Mayor Emanuel is calling the Wrigley renovation deal "a win win" but Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts wants something for taxpayers afterall.
Ricketts is promising a world series for the deal, but he wants tax breaks. One is on property taxes for improving a landmark. Another is free air rights for a pedestrian bridge. And he wants to take a lane of Waveland Ave. for free.
So will the rooftop owners go to court because their views are blocked? Here’s Beth Murphy of Murphy’s Bleachers.
Murphy: The thought of litigation! We hope, hope it doesn’t get to that point. We hope we can work with our partners, the chicago cubs, and work this out!
Cameron: How’s that workin’ so far?
Murphy: It hasn’t been workin’ great, but (laughs) i’m very optomistic! Because i hear about the world series and that’ll be great!
It would be great, wouldn’t it? Because a team oughtta win a world series at least every couple of centuries.
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