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SBD/April 4, 2013/Facilities
Chicago Officials Considering Parking Garage Near Wrigley To Lighten Congestion
Published April 4, 2013
LONG WAY TO GO: In Chicago, Fran Spielman notes Tunney "portrayed an agreement as nowhere in sight," two days after Cubs Chair Tom Ricketts' "self-imposed deadline to nail down" a deal to renovate Wrigley and develop property around the stadium. Tunney: "I just think there’s a lot of new issues that have come up over the last couple of weeks that weren’t part of what we were talking about six months ago. Six months ago, there wasn’t the hotel. So now we’ve got a hotel. Things like that" (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 4/4). Also in Chicago, Phil Rogers writes Ricketts and Cubs Senior VP/Community Affairs & General Counsel Mike Lufrano need to be more "efficient in their talks" with Tunney, which "continue as if Monday wasn't really a deadline at all." Not that Emanuel "is surprised." He "never bought into Ricketts family's time frame, and at the end of the day, Emanuel is the guy who is going to get this deal done" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 4/4).