Word on the Street: Daley, Quinn say no to Cubs

Word on the Street: Daley, Quinn say no to Cubs

Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010
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Daley, Quinn shoot down Ricketts family's plan
Both Mayor Daley and Gov. Quinn on Monday shot down Cubs owner Tom Ricketts' plan to use 200 million of amusement-tax growth to fund upkeep and upgrades at Wrigley Field. Daley said he liked the idea of keeping the Cubs at Wrigley for the next 35 years - as laid out in Ricketts' plan - but said he could not saddle his successor with the burden this plan would create.

That would deny the next mayor if I sign the agreement and say, Go ahead of the revenue they need to balance the budget, Daley said. And government needs money in order to balance budgets." (Chicago Sun-Times)

Bears vs. Eagles to start at 3:15

The NFL announced on Tuesday that the Nov. 28 Bears vs. Eagles game at Soldier Field has been changed from a noon kickoff time to the prime 3:15 p.m. slot on Fox. This announcement comes the morning after one of the most impressive quarterback performances in NFL history on Monday night by Michael Vick against the Redskins and as the Bears are in the midst of a two-game winning streak. (ChicagoBreakingSports)

No big moves in Cubs future

Cubs General Manager Jim Hendry will be heading into the baseball winter meetings this week with a short, inexpensive wish list. Hendry has said that the Cubs payroll reduction is not an issue because he feels the team is already heading in the right direction and no major additions are necessary.

"Whatever the number is, we're going to have to have a successful offseason and add a few pieces for (manager) Mike (Quade) and his staff," Hendry said. "We're not going to need an overhaul here. We felt a lot better about the club at the end of the year, the way some of the kids progressed." (Chicago Tribune)

Beltre to the White Sox?

There is little doubt that third baseman Adrian Beltre is one of the most talented free agents on the market this offseason and he will likely receive a healthy contract with whatever team he chooses. Craig Calcaterra of NBC Sports thinks the White Sox might be one of the teams in the running for the infielder. Other teams potentially interested in Beltre are the Red Sox, Angels, and Giants. (Hardball Talk - NBC Sports)

Wintrust Athlete of the Week: Fremd's Grace Tworek

Wintrust Athlete of the Week: Fremd's Grace Tworek

This week's Wintrust Athlete of the Week is Fremd senior Grace Tworek. 

Tworek has led the Vikings on and off the court this season. Last week, the Harvard commit put up a career-high 29 points in a win over Wheeling. 

Learn more about Tworek's success in the video above. 

Saturday on CSN: Loyola, Illinois State host Missouri Valley opponents

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Saturday on CSN: Loyola, Illinois State host Missouri Valley opponents

CSN will have two Missouri Valley Conference games with local teams on Saturday. 

The first game tips at 3 p.m. live on CSN as Evansville heads to Loyola. The second game tips at 7 p.m. and is also live on CSN as Drake will play at Illinois State.

Loyola (13-7, 3-4) is coming off of a tough road loss in double overtime to Northern Iowa. The Ramblers have been led by senior Milton Doyle this season as the former Marshall star is one of the better guards in the Valley.

Evansville (10-10, 1-6) has dropped five straight games as they're struggling to gain any momentum in conference play. Senior guard Jaylon Brown is having an outstanding season for the Purple Aces as he's putting up 21.2 points per game.

The second matchup has Drake (6-13, 4-3) traveling to Illinois State. The Bulldogs have won three of four games and junior guard Reed Timmer is dangerous while former Saint Viator product Ore Arogundade is having a solid sophomore season. 

Illinois State (15-4, 7-0) is leading the Valley after a huge win over Wichita State as they've won eight straight games. The Redbirds are hoping to make a run to an NCAA tournament bid with another home win.