Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel said he told the owner of the Chicago Cubs that a plan to fix up Wrigley Field using tax dollars is a "non-starter."Emanuel met recently with Cubs owner Tom Ricketts. The mayor-elect described it as a "short...informational" meeting.
Top story: WBEZ's Al Keefe has a good story about the economics of baseball, which ties into this week's opening day festivities. (Friday) It costs more than $300 to take a family of four to Wrigley Field; $250 for U.S. Cellular Field.
Director Jason Marck ends this special encore edition of "Eight Forty-Eight" with a remembrance. Earlier in December, IMarck was standing in the shower at 6:00 a.m. when WBEZ's Tony Sarabia came on the radio and said that Ron Santo had died.
A former Chicago Cubs star is returning to the team.The Cubs Friday announced the signing of free agent pitcher Kerry Wood to a one-year contract.Wood began his career with the Cubs in spectacular fashion in 1998 when he was the National League's Rookie of the Year.
As if the news of Ron Santo’s passing wasn’t enough to sadden the Cubs organization, turns out any architectural plans for Wrigley Field might have to be shelved for now. The Illinois Legislature did not consider a plan to fund the renovation of the Friendly Confines before the end
Illinois and Northwestern agreed Friday to run every offensive play toward the same end zone in their showdown at Wrigley Field this weekend to avoid the possibility of players running into a padded brick wall at the other end of the field.The surprising announcement came just one day before Saturda