Wrigley Field Construction Update

UnknownNot only are the Chicago Cubs re-designing their roster this off-season, they are making significant changes to The Friendly Confines. Don’t worry, the traditional feel of the old ballpark will remain the same, at least when you get to your seat. Bleed Cubby Blue (a great fan site) has an update on the progress here.



Emanuel Wants Construction Set-aside Program Extended Until 2020

While most of the city’s attention has been turned to other issues, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has introduced an ordinace to extend the construction set-aside program for an additional five years until Dec. 2020.

The program, which has been under much scrutiny since 2005 after a federal judge ordered increased transparency,  provides protected access to minority and disadvantaged groups such as blacks, hispanics, and women.

The ordinance justifies extending the contract set-asides based on studies and consultations with renowned economists and industry experts. It will be interesting to see how this all shakes out.