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Friday, Jul 11, 2014 at 5:56 AM
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By BJ Lutz and Marcus Riley

Cubs Win Approval for 7 Wrigley Field Signs

The city's Commission on Landmarks voted in favor of the team's plan after a 3-hour meeting Thursday in which the team presented its expanded blueprint to renovate the baseball stadium. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013 at 9:50 PM
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By Ward Room Staff

Cubs: No Work Until Rooftops Promise Not to Sue

"We must resolve once and for all the threat of litigation and the enforcement of existing rooftop ordinances and long term certainty over control of our outfield," read a Ricketts Family statement after the... Read »

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013 at 11:19 PM
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By Ward Room Staff

Alderman Demands Changes to Wrigley Renovation Plan

Alderman Demands Changes to Wrigley Renovation Plan

The north side alderman whose ward includes Wrigley Field on Wednesday afternoon said he can't get behind a proposed $500 million facelift to the park unless a few big demands are met. Read »

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Who We're Covering
Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel

Foul mouthed, iron-fisted and arrogant. Say hello to Mayor Emanuel.

Jesse Jackson Jr.

Jesse Jackson Jr.

After spending much of the past year and a half out of the public eye Triple J is making a comeback!

Rod Blagojevich

Rod Blagojevich

Rascally alchemist transmutes disgrace into fame. Celeb Apprentice buffoon, jail time looms.

Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn

Accidental gov no longer.

Michael Madigan

Michael Madigan

Master of the Illinois political universe, behind-the-scenes strong arm, and speaker of the house.

Ed Burke

Ed Burke

Ed Burke has played the stoic counterpart to Mayor Daley's outspoken boss hog since the Mayor took office.

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Phil Rogers Emmy Award-winning reporter with trenchant insight into Chicago's political machinations.
Mary Ann Ahern WMAQ's Political Reporter since 2006, not afraid of a challenge. Read full bio .