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Daley Open to Wrigley Renovations

By Prescott Carlson in News on Nov 14, 2010 4:00PM

Just because Mayor Daley is on his way out the door doesn't mean he's going to stop promoting the dishing out of taxpayer dollars to private entities -- after all, a 21-year-old habit is hard to break. After a ribbon cutting at the new 23rd district police station on Saturday, a reporter asked Daley what he thought about the Cubs' owners request for $300 million in state funds to fix up Wrigley Field, and while he said the decision was "difficult" because the city is "looking at nickels and dimes," he added, "I can't rule it in or out. It is a good proposal." Daley did, however, say that there are "other ways to renovate Wrigley Field besides the bond proposal." Like, say, the Ricketts family's own personal fortune?