Suburban Mayor Invites Cubs To Move To His Town

Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki sent letter to Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts

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    AP

    A suburban Chicago community that's in decidedly White Sox country is making a pitch to be the home of the Cubs.

    Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki sent a letter to Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts asking him to consider moving the team to the city southwest of Chicago if efforts to renovate Wrigley Field fall apart. Zabrocki is suggesting the site of a former mental health facility.

    Zabrocki says he doesn't think the Cubs will leave Wrigley. But he figures if they do decide to move, he wants his offer out there.

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    Rahm says a framework for a Wrigley Field deal has already been worked out with the Cubs that gives them everything they need, particular on the issues of signage.

    The mayors of Cicero and Rosemont made similar offers, and an official in DuPage County has suggested the Cubs might want to look there.

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