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  • Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts speaks during a ceremony to unveil the Cubs’ new Cactus League spring training baseball facility, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Ricketts remains optimistic about Wrigley workFeb 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    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.”

     
  • Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Scott Baker delivers during the first inning of a baseball game the Atlanta Braves Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Braves too strong for Cubs Sep 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

     
  • Cubs starter Chris Rusin delivers a pitch Wednesday during the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field.

    Arroyo helps Reds sweep Cubs with 5-0 victory Aug 14, 2013 12:00 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.

     
  • Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig, left, slides safely into third base, advancing from first base on a single hit by teammate Andre Ethier, as Chicago Cubs third baseman Cody Ransom tries to make a play during the third inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Brian Kersey)

    Cubs drop third straight to Dodgers Aug 3, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

     
  • Chicago Cubs' Darwin Barney hits an RBI double against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the second inning of a baseball game on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Punchless Cubs can’t compete with streaking Dodgers Aug 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

     
  • Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo runs the bases after hitting a solo home run in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in a baseball game in Chicago on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Cherney)

    Cubs bats can't top Dodgers' PuigAug 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

     
  • 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 — a first for the 99-year-old ballpark — and another large sign in right. Tunney said the Cubs also agreed to postpone indefinitely a proposed bridge over adjoining Clark Street.

    Wrigley update set for final approvalJul 23, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

     
  • Houston Astros' Ronny Cedeno puts down a bunt, scoring the winning run, in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Saturday June 22, 2013, in Chicago, Ill. The Astros won 4-3. (AP photo/Joe Raymond)

    Ex-Cub Ronny Cedeno beats Cubs with squeeze buntJun 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

     
  • Chicago Cubs' Starlin Castro reacts after striking out against the Cincinnati Reds during the seventh inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching)

    Reds win record 12th straight at Wrigley, 2-1 Jun 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

     
  • Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija delivers to a Pittsburgh Pirates batter during a baseball game on Saturday June 8, 2013, in Chicago, Ill. (AP photo/Joe Raymond)

    Pirates’ Burnett shuts down Cubs in 6-2 loss Jun 8, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

     
  • Chicago Cubs' Darwin Barney strikes out swinging to end the game the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Friday, June 7, 2013, in Chicago. The Pirates won 2-0. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Liriano nasty, Cubs lose 2-0 Jun 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

     
  • Chicago Cubs starter Scott Feldman pitches to the New York Mets in the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Saturday, May 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Cherney)

    Feldman pitches Cubs to 8-2 victory over Mets May 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    Scott Feldman pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning and drove in two runs with a big two-out double, helping the Cubs beat the New York Mets 8-2 on Saturday. The Cubs have won five of seven and can win three straight series for the first time with a victory on Sunday. Anthony Rizzo had two hits and his first home run since signing a seven-year contract on Monday.

     
  • New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey, right, fields a bunt by Chicago Cubs pinch hitter Julio Borbon and throws him out at first during the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 17 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Harvey mows down Cubs, Mets win 3-2 May 17, 2013 12:00 AM
    Matt Harvey won his fifth straight decision, allowing five hits in 7 1-3 innings and singling in the go-ahead run in the seventh to lead the New York Mets over the Cubs 5-0 Friday.

     
  • Chicago Cubs starter Carlos Villanueva delivers a pitch against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

    Rockies rock Cubs, 9-4 May 14, 2013 12:00 AM
    Carlos Gonzalez homered twice and finished with a career-high five hits to lead the struggling Colorado Rockies to a 9-4 victory over the Cubs on Tuesday night. Gonzalez was 5 for 5 and fell a triple shy of a cycle, and Eric Young Jr. also homered for the Rockies, who had lost five of their last six. Colorado had scored 12 runs in those games, including eight Sunday at St. Louis

     
  • The Soapbox May 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    O'Hare Airport may be getting goats to eat its grass, but there are a few things around the suburbs that get our goats, too. Take a look at Daily Herald editors' opinions.

     
  • Chicago Cubs' Nate Schierholtz rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run off St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn, also scoring Alfonso Soriano, during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Wood outpitches Lynn in Cubs’ win over Cards May 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    Travis Wood pitched impressively into the seventh inning to outduel Lance Lynn, Nate Schierholtz hit a two-run homer and the Cubs snapped the St. Louis Cardinals' six-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory Tuesday night.

     
  • Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts makes a point Tuesday during the fourth annual DuPage County Regional Business Outlook in Oakbrook Terrace. He stress his priority is renovating Wrigley Field and keeping the team in Chicago.

    Ricketts: Priority is rebuilding Wrigley Field May 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    Cubs owner Tom Ricketts reaffirmed his commitment to renovating Wrigley Field and keeping the team in Chicago today during a speech to suburban business executives. He downplayed remarks he made last week to the Union League Club of Chicago, in which he was quoted as saying he might move the Cubs to another location if the renovation plans are not approved.

     
  • The SoapboxMay 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    Read our editors' opinions about gender diversity in Arlington Heights, an outstanding library in Waukegan and a former House speaker's Olympic push, among other topics.

     
  • Chicago Cubs starter Scott Feldman, right, celebrates with catcher Dioner Navarro after the Cubs defeated the San Diego Padres 6-2 in a baseball game in Chicago, Wednesday, May 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Feldman tosses 3-hitter, Cubs top Padres 6-2 May 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    Scott Feldman retired 18 straight on his way to his first career complete game and the Cubs took advantage of former No. 1 pick Andrew Cashner's wildness in a 6-2 win over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night.

     
  • Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo, right is greeted at home by Starlin Castro after the pair scored on Rizzo's home run off Texas Rangers starting pitcher Alexi Ogando during the third inning of a baseball game, Thursday, April 18 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charlie Arbogast)

    Soriano, Rizzo homer, Cubs beat Rangers 6-2 Apr 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    Alfonso Soriano hit his first home run of the season, Anthony Rizzo also homered and the Cubs beat the Texas Rangers 6-2 Thursday at a soggy Wrigley Field. Despite torrential rains that caused citywide floods, the teams were able to play in an occasional drizzle. The Cubs and Texas were rained out Wednesday.

     
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