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U.S. Rep says Wrigley deal could help land 'a World Series win'

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Big-time Cubs fan U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill), who lived in the Wrigley neighborhood for 32 years, said the $500 million Wrigley Field renovation deal would Wrigley Field around for another lifetime. He also thinks it could lay "the foundation" to do what the Northwest Side ball club hasn't done since 1908.

"I believe this deal provides the framework to keep Wrigley Field around for another hundred years as the most beautiful ballpark in baseball, while laying the foundation for a World Series win," said the hopeful Quigley. "The framework will have a lasting positive effect in the Lakeview community, promoting economic growth and creating jobs both in the short and long term, while addressing neighborhood concerns of public safety and traffic."

Quigley tipped his Cubs hat to Ald. Tom Tunney and Mayor Rahm Emanuel for cutting the deal. He was also sure to thank the Ricketts family for investing in the Cubs.

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I think Mike is delusional.

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