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Chicago City Council Committee Approves Wrigley Toyota Sign
Published May 26, 2010
|Chicago City Council Committee Unanimously
Approves Permit For Toyota Sign At Wrigley
The Chicago City Council Committee on Buildings yesterday "unanimously approved a permit for the illuminated, 360-square-foot" Toyota sign planned for Wrigley Field, according to Ameet Sachdev of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. The committee's approval "was expected" after Chicago Alderman Tom Tunney, whose district is home to Wrigley Field, "changed his mind about the sign and voiced his support." In exchange for Tunney's backing, the Cubs "have agreed to a four-year moratorium on new signs above the bleachers between the foul poles." Sachdev writes that "seems like a minor compromise for the Cubs." The permit "must still be approved by the City Council." Cubs officials are "hoping to receive authorization at the council's next meeting on June 9," and if that happens, the team "could erect the sign in time for the start of [the] team's series with the White Sox on June 11" (CHICAGOBREAKINGSPORTS.com, 5/25). The sign will "feature the Japanese automaker's logo and name in block letters" (CHICAGOBUSINESS.com, 5/25).