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Len Berman | Posted 07.02.2013 | New York
Len Berman

A full field of 20 horses will be in Saturday's Kentucky Derby. The morning line favorite (7-2) is Orb in the 16th post. Goldencents, partially owned by champion Louisville's coach Rick Pitino is 5-1 and well positioned in the eighth post.

Cubs Chairman Issues Shocking Threat To Chicago

Posted 05.01.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts for the first time threatened to yank the team out of Wrigley Field — and Chicago's city limits — if p...

Cubs Chairman To Make Case For Massive Wrigley Jumbotron

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 07.01.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The owner of the Chicago Cubs threatened to move the team out of Wrigley Field for the first time publicly if his plans for a big, new...

Headless Goat Found At Golf Course -- Is It Linked To Wrigley Package?

Posted 04.16.2013 | Chicago

Last week a box containing a goat's head without a body showed up at Wrigley Field, and Monday, golfers on Chicago's Northwest Side discovered a headl...

Cubs Owner Receives Gruesome Package

AP | Posted 06.10.2013 | Sports

CHICAGO — Goats that previously appeared at Chicago's Wrigley Field were alive and kicking. But not Wednesday, when a goat's head was left in a...

Wrigley Renovation Plans Stalled By Political Flap

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 07.02.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- As the baseball season began, Chicago buzzed about plans to upgrade wilting Wrigley Field. Then word spread that the patriarch of the famil...

The Scapegoating of Cubs Owner Tom Ricketts

David Protess | Posted 07.31.2012 | Chicago
David Protess

Under the circumstances, the $150 million to renovate Wrigley is a great deal. If you think otherwise, that's fine. Reasonable minds can differ. But don't scapegoat -- or Billy Goat -- Tom Ricketts.

Rahm 'Livid' Over Controversial Ad

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

Chicago Mayor and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is "livid" over a proposed $10 million ad campaign funded by TD Ameritrade founder Jo...

Roland Martin: Plan To Use Jeremiah Wright Puts 'Mormonism On The Table'

Posted 07.17.2012 | Media

CNN's Roland Martin said on Thursday that a plan by right-wing operatives to bring up Barack Obama's past association with Jeremiah Wright could lead ...

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...

Ricketts Says Debt Won't Stop Cubs

AP | ANDREW SELIGMAN | Posted 08.16.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts will have no problem spending on free agents, and said the jobs of general manager Jim Hendry and manager M...

State Won't Pay For Wrigley Renovation

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Cubs' plan to use 35 years' worth of amusement-tax growth to finance a $200 million renovation of Wrigley Field -- and back-stop the bonds with a ...

Quinn, Daley Reject Ricketts Wrigley Renovation Plan

Chicago Sun-Times | Bleed Cubbie Blue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley and Gov. Quinn on Monday shot down the Cubs' proposal to use 35 years' worth of amusement-tax growth to finance a $200 million renovation ...

Tom Ricketts Continues Fight For State Money To Renovate Wrigley

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts on Tuesday trotted out everyone from iron workers to restaurant owners, saying they will benefit fr...

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...

Wrigley Field Toyota Sign Gets Green Light From Landmarks Commission

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Over the objections of local Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) the Cubs got the go-ahead to put up an illuminated Toyota sign rising nearly 60 feet above the Wav...

Wrigley Field Sign Protesters Were Hired Hands From Craigslist

Time Out Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While rooftop owners have expressed their opposition to the sign, it became clear after talking to today's demonstrators that the rally was as manufac...

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...

Cubs File For Bankruptcy

AP | ANDREW VANACORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

NEW YORK — The Chicago Cubs filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, a step that will allow their owner to sell the baseball team in a...

Cubs Eyeing Spring Training Move From Arizona To Florida

Chicago Tribune | Paul Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Naples, Fla. Group aiming to lure the Cubs from their spring training site in Mesa, Ariz. has met twice with incoming owner Tom Ricketts and club ch...

MLB Owners Sign Off On Cubs Sale

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP)--Major League baseball owners have unanimously approved the sale of the Chicago Cubs from Tribune Co. to the Ricketts family. ...

Cubs Sale Cleared By Bankruptcy Judge

AP | DEBORAH YAO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WILMINGTON, Del. — The sale of the Chicago Cubs moved closer Tuesday as a bankruptcy court judge said the team can go to the family of billionai...

Cubs Sale Gets Government Go-Ahead

Bloomberg News | Christopher Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. antitrust officials approved Tribune Co.'s sale of the Chicago Cubs baseball team to the Ricketts family, which founded TD Ameritrade Holding Co....