It's a matter of money versus safety. Bar and restaurant owners around Wrigley Field want to capitalize on the playoff revenues from increase alcohol sales. City officials want to make sure fans and revelers don't get out of control during the Chicago Cubs playoff run that starts this week.
Officials of Chicago's Office of Emergency Management and Communications will make their argument for a voluntary city ordinance that would prohibit bar owners from serving alcohol after the seventh inning in a clinch situation. It would be a safe bet to say there will probably NOT be drinks served at today's meeting at John Barleycorn.
Last week, Mayor Daley took the offensive on the issue, warning that he would vote the whole precinct dry if there were any problems with fans.