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Blagojevich sought Science and Technology grant for ... the Cubs

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Rod Blagojevich is heard telling John Harris to find a way to come up with a Wrigley Field state Science and Technology grant to help boost technology at the ball park.

Blagojevich made this request at the same time he was hoping Tribune Co. executives would fire it's editorial board staff for writing negative pieces about him.

"I didn't think it was good policy to give (the Cubs) a grant," Harris said.

That's because the money is supposed to go toward some kind of state investment, Harris said.

"There was no appropriate state benefit," Harris said he explained to Blagojevich.

"Well, we gotta justify," Blagojevich told him on the recorded call.

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