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Rebuilding Wrigley Field for the Future, Not the Present

Greg Schwem | Posted 06.25.2013 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Cubs owner Tom Ricketts has boldly proclaimed that the improvements will make champs out of the North Siders. Mr. Chairman, please consider the following upgrades that did not appear on your comprehensive plan.

Quinn: State Funding For Wrigley Renovations 'Not In The Cards'

Posted 04.09.2012 | Chicago

While Mayor Rahm Emanuel has vocalized his support for carving out some of the cash-strapped city's budget to offset Wrigley Field renovations, Illino...

Amanda Terkel

Chicago Cubs Owners Rail Against Gov't Spending While Asking Taxpayers For $300 Million To Renovate Wrigley Field | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wealthy businessman Joe Ricketts's mission to rid the country of earmarks and government waste has run into a hurdle: the request by his...

Tom Ricketts Realizes Dream: New Cubs Owner A Longtime Fan

AP | ANDREW SELIGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Tom Ricketts was cleaning out some drawers last summer when he came across an old business school essay describing his dream job. You...

Chicago Cubs Tickets Go On Sale Today

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's that time of year again. It's still cold, but we fool ourselves into thinking winter will be over soon. Last year's miserable baseball season is ...

Ricketts Family Becomes Official Cub Owners

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The $845 million sale of the Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field and other assets from the Tribune Co. to the Ricketts family was completed Tu...

Tribune Bankruptcy Judge Considers Cubs Sale

AP | RANDALL CHASE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WILMINGTON, Del. — A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Monday approved Tribune Co.'s request for quick court action on the company's planned sale of ...

Ricketts Family Gave Tribune Company Ultimatum On Completing Cubs Sale

Chicago Tribune | Ameet Sachdev | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After months of intense negotiations to buy the Chicago Cubs, the Ricketts family threw a curveball at Tribune Co. late last month. The family gave t...

Cubs Sale To Ricketts Family Finalized

AP | DAVE CARPENTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Media conglomerate Tribune Co. announced a definitive agreement Friday to sell all but a 5 percent stake in the Chicago Cubs and Wrigl...

Cubs Sale To Ricketts Family 'Imminent': Tribune

Chicago Tribune | Ameet Sachdev | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The sale of the Cubs to the Ricketts family is "imminent," sources said Thursday....

Cubs Sale Negotiations Back On Track With Ricketts Family: Tribune

Chicago Tribune | Ameet Sachdev | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Ricketts family's bid to buy the Chicago Cubs from Tribune Co. is gaining momentum, a week after the media company said it was "assessing other al...

Cubs Won't Be Sold Until At Least Mid-May

AP | RICK GANO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The Cubs are likely to remain under the ownership of Tribune Co. through the early part of the season. Cubs chairman Crane Kenney sai...

Cubs Won't Be Sold By Opening Day: Bud Selig

Chicago Tribune | Dave van Dyck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The sale of the Cubs to the Ricketts family may drag on past Opening Day, according to Commissioner Bud Selig....

Ricketts Family Sells Part Of TD Ameritrade Stake To Finance Cubs Bid

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

OMAHA, Neb. — The family of TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts will sell 34 million of its shares in the online brokerage back to the company in...

Rickets Family To Buy Cubs And Wrigley Field For $900M

AP | ANDREW SELIGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A billionaire family of Chicago Cubs fans _ including one who first met his wife in the bleachers at Wrigley Field _ is set to purchas...