In a move that will come as no surprise to anyone with even a semi-functioning understanding of city politics in Chicago, the Commission on Chicago Landmarks unanimously approved the entire Cubs proposal for renovating Wrigley Field.
The Cubs asked for and received permission to build not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4, not 5, not 6, but 7 (7!) signs in the outfield. The Cubs also asked for and were granted permission to tear down and rebuild the bleachers, which was a new request to the ears of Alderman Rooftop.
Some residents, whose property values would drop considerably if the Cubs left Wrigley Field, expressed their displeasure at the meeting. Others told the Tribune they were happy about it.
People who value the Cubs being competitive over childlike nostalgia of a Wrigley without advertising (despite the fact that Wrigley once had far more ads than it will under the approved plan) are ecstatic about the vote. Rumor (that I made up) is that Max Scherzer and David Price both had very positive conversations with their agents today about their upcoming free agency signings in 2014 and 2015, respectively.
No word yet on whether the rooftop owners will follow through on their threat to sue. Also no word on whether they can afford the cost of litigating against the Cubs.