Cubs Eye Public Funds for Wrigley Makeover

Mayor Rahm Emanuel reportedly is listening to a proposal

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    Is Mayor Rahm Emanuel listening to Wrigley Field makeover ideas because he's a Cubs fan?

    Whatever the reason, the Chicago Cubs apparently have the mayor's ear when it comes to a multi-million dollar proposal to rebuild the historic but outdated stadium using a chunk of public money.

    Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts reportedly has met with Mayor Emanuel about a $400 million makeover for Wrigley Field -- with as much as half coming from public funds, according to a report in Crain's Chicago Business.

    The Cubs' pitch to use public funds for a Wrigley renovation is not new. 

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    In the past, former mayor Richard M. Daley was cool to the idea, despite the White Sox getting similar funds some years ago.

    Maybe it's just a coincidence that Daley is a Sox fan.