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  • 12 hottest concert tickets in Chicago, suburbs this summer Mar 25, 2015 4:59 PM
    It's going to be a music lover's feast in Chicago this summer, and Lollapalooza is only a small part of it. Some huge concerts are scheduled already, including The Grateful Dead's final shows, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, and Taylor Swift. Interested? Better get your tickets now.

  • Cubs to play first night opener in history Nov 14, 2014 5:06 PM
    The Cubs will host the St. Louis Cardinals in the Sunday night major league opener on April 5. Originally scheduled for April 6, the game was moved up to become ESPN’s opening national telecast of the season.

  • Cubs catcher/pitcher gets beer shower after longest game Jul 30, 2014 11:00 AM
    “I got beer, chocolate milk, I got hair gel, I got shampoo, I got body wash and I got some more beer,” Cubs backup catcher and winning pitcher John Baker said after Tuesday night's 16 inning marathon win over the Colorado Rockies. “Best shower I've ever taken.” It's the longest game by time in Cubs history.

  • Mike North video: Wrong about Rizzo and Castro Jul 24, 2014 10:28 AM
    Mike North admits he was wrong about Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo and says Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein might have been right to sign them to 6 year deals.

  • Cubs get OK to move forward with Wrigley Field makeover Jul 11, 2014 6:37 AM
    Wrigley Field took a step in the direction of every major league ballpark in the country when a city commission unanimously approved the Cubs' massive renovation project that includes a Jumbotron and six other electronic signs. The city's landmarks commission, which must sign off on such plans because Wrigley is so well known, agreed to a renovation project that is dramatically bigger than one approved last year.

  • Lone living Cub in World Series returns to Wrigley Jun 7, 2014 9:16 PM
    As his wheelchair rolled onto the dirt, Lennie Merullo took a good look around Wrigley Field. It’d been a while since the last living person to play in a World Series game for the Chicago Cubs had visited the old ballpark. “It’s changed,” he said Saturday, “but it hasn’t changed a bit.” Now 97, Merullo wore a Cubs jersey and used a walker when he threw out the first pitch before Chicago beat the Miami Marlins 5-2.

  • Cubs reveal new Wrigley plans May 27, 2014 4:57 PM
    The Cubs have released a revised plan for Wrigley Field’s renovation that includes new signs, new seats and lights and a warning the team would consider moving to another Chicago site if it is not allowed to “control our ballpark.”

  • Cubs-rooftop owners rivalry heats up May 22, 2014 2:29 PM
    The Cubs and owners of rooftop venues across the street from Wrigley Field appeared to be headed toward the legal equivalent of bench-clearing brawl, after the team announced Thursday it will now push to erect more signs in the outfield than the city has approved.

  • Cubs turn marquee green as part of Wrigley celebration May 14, 2014 7:20 PM
    The marquee outside Wrigley Field in Chicago was painted green and gold Wednesday to match the colors from the 1930s as part of the field’s anniversary celebration, before the Cubs’ home stand against the Milwaukee Brewers and the New York Yankees beginning Friday.

  • Ricketts remains optimistic about Wrigley work Feb 12, 2014 8:40 PM
    The Cubs unveiled their state-of-the-art spring training facility in the desert Wednesday as chairman Tom Ricketts remained hopeful that work on their historic home back in Chicago will begin soon. “We’re working toward a point that it can get done,” Ricketts said Wednesday. “Everybody’s talking. Everyone has incentives to see us get to that point. And we’re optimistic that we’ll get to the finish line on that pretty soon. But it’s a process. We just got to play through it.”

  • Braves too strong for Cubs Sep 20, 2013 7:28 PM
    Chris Johnson went 3 for 4 with a home run, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Cubs 9-5 on Friday to reduce their magic number to clinch the NL East to one. The Braves broke open a tie game in the top of the ninth inning with four runs — all with two outs. Brian McCann and Johnson each had an RBI single, and Andrelton Simmons followed with a two-run double.

  • Arroyo helps Reds sweep Cubs with 5-0 victory Aug 15, 2013 7:49 AM
    The Cubs wasted a solid start by Chris Rusin (2-2) in their fourth straight loss, falling to the Cincinnati Reds 5-0 Wednesday afternoon. The left-hander allowed two runs and three hits while throwing just 76 pitches over six innings. Bronson Arroyo improved to 13-9 with a 2.92 ERA in 30 career games against the Cubs, including wins in each of his last four starts. He has been quite good at Wrigley Field, with an 8-3 record and a 2.83 ERA in 15 appearances.

  • Cubs drop third straight to Dodgers Aug 3, 2013 6:57 PM
    Chris Capuano scattered six hits over 6 1-3 innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers set a team record with their 13th straight road win, 3-0 over the Cubs on Saturday. The Dodgers, who haven't lost on the road since July 6 in San Francisco, eclipsed the 1924 mark set by the Brooklyn Robins.

  • Punchless Cubs can’t compete with streaking Dodgers Aug 2, 2013 6:56 PM
    Mark Ellis extended his hitting streak to 13 games before both he and manager Don Mattingly were ejected, and the Los Angeles Dodgers matched an 89-year-old club record with their 12th straight road victory, beating the Cubs 6-2 on Friday.

  • Cubs bats can't top Dodgers' Puig Aug 1, 2013 10:41 PM
    Yasiel Puig hit a long home run and scored two runs to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-4 win over the Cubs on Thursday. Hanley Ramirez and Jerry Hairston each drove in two runs for the Dodgers, who got a win a night after having a four-game winning streak snapped and improved their record to 11-2 since the All-Star break.

  • Wrigley update set for final approval Jul 23, 2013 8:37 PM
    A proposed $500 million renovation of historic Wrigley Field received crucial backing Tuesday from the local alderman and a City Council committee, clearing a path for final approval. Alderman Tom Tunney said he signed off on the deal after winning concessions from the Cubs owners, who also own the ballpark. Among them was an agreement not to erect any outfield signs in addition to an electronic Jumbotron in left field.

  • Ex-Cub Ronny Cedeno beats Cubs with squeeze bunt Jun 22, 2013 7:20 PM
    Ronny Cedeno's squeeze bunt scored Justin Maxwell with the tiebreaking run in the ninth inning to lead the Houston Astros over the Cubs 4-3 on Saturday. J.D. Martinez tied the game with a three-run homer in the sixth for Houston.

  • Reds win record 12th straight at Wrigley, 2-1 Jun 12, 2013 4:33 PM
    Mike Leake combined with Aroldis Chapman on a three-hitter and Todd Frazier hit a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning against Travis Wood, leading the Cincinnati Reds over the Cubs 2-1 Wednesday for their record 12th straight win at Wrigley Field.

  • Pirates’ Burnett shuts down Cubs in 6-2 loss Jun 8, 2013 6:50 PM
    A.J. Burnett pitched into the ninth inning and Pedro Alvarez and Russell Martin homered to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-2 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. Burnett (4-6) gave up four hits and three walks with five strikeouts in 8 1-3 innings to improve to 5-0 in his career at Wrigley Field. He had a shutout until Alfonso Soriano's two-run home run to left with one out in the ninth ended a string of 18 straight scoreless innings by Pirates pitchers.

  • Liriano nasty, Cubs lose 2-0 Jun 7, 2013 5:12 PM
    Francisco Liriano pitched two-hit ball over seven innings and the Pirates beat the Cubs 2-0 Friday for their major league-leading 10th shutout, matching Pittsburgh’s total for all of last season.

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