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July 24, 2013

Chicago council committee supports Wrigley upgrade

CHICAGO (AP) — A key Chicago City Council committee has endorsed the $500 million renovation of Wrigley Field, clearing a path for final City Council approval.

Local Alderman Tom Tunney says he signed off on the plan after winning concessions from the Cubs. They included an agreement not to erect outfield signs in addition to a Jumbotron in left field and another sign in right. He says the Cubs also agreed to indefinitely postpone a planned bridge over Clark Street.

The council's zoning committee approved the deal by voice vote shortly after, sending it to the full council for a final vote Wednesday.

In a statement, Mayor Rahm Emanuel says "overcoming these remaining issues will allow the planned development to go forward so the Cubs can begin investing in Wrigley Field and Wrigleyville."

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