According to a report from DNAinfo.com Chicago, there is a new Wrigley neighborhood group dedicated to supporting the Cubs’ renovation of Wrigley Field.
The new group, aptly called Wrigleyville Neighbors, supports Friday 3:05 games, signage in the outfield, Sheffield street fairs and more concerts at Wrigley Field.
Bridget O’Rourke, president of the group, Dave Nimick and Mark VerHalen were a part of a similar coalition during the bleacher expansion talks according to the report, and held their first meeting about three weeks ago that attracted about 15 people.
According to the report, the Wrigleyville Neighbors is a partner of the Cubs but both the team and the group said it is independently run by the residents.
Ald. Tom Tunney’s director of community outreach, Erin Duffy, said she had not heard of the new organization and William DeMille, president of Lake View’s Citizens’ Council, only heard about it when he received an email from the team.