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Cubs float new Wrigley funding scheme — and Rahm's interested

Owners of the Chicago Cubs have quietly launched a new campaign to rebuild Wrigley Field with public help — and this time, City Hall wants to be helpful. Sources close to the matter say that team chief Tom Ricketts in recent weeks has met with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other government officials about a funding scheme that could be put before state lawmakers as soon as the Legislature's fall veto session. According to sources, the plan envisions as much as $200 million in public help for a $400-million rebuild of Wrigley, with officials given a menu of potential funding options to get the needed cash. My view, this is both connected and not connected with Hendry, for if you look at the ESPN Chicago originating statement about an announcement Rickett's personal PR guy said any statement regarding Hendry is premature.

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