The hope was that the Assembly could consider funding during the veto session, but the proposal was never written into a bill, much less presented to legislators. The Chicago Cubs are proposing that increased revenues from the city's amusement tax, as well as part of the 2 percent hotel tax, be used to fund the renovations. It sounds like using part of the hotel is a nonstarter (revenues from that tax are declining, and it's also being used to pay off U.S. Cellular Field and Soldier Field renovations), but diverting amusement-tax revenues may be considered by the state, as well as tax-increment financing.
The money would be used for additional Wrigley Field renovations and the addition of a new building in the so-called "triangle" next to the ballpark.
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