President Barack Obama sped up the timetable for the visit so he could salute the champs from his adopted hometown.
“Once you’re invited, you go,” said politically conservative Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts.
Chairman Tom Ricketts talked about Wrigley Field changes and events, including when college football might return to the ballpark.
Cub ownership’s financial support of president-elect Donald Trump’s campaign doesn’t prevent Cubs from accepting Obama invitation just under the wire.
‘I just want what’s best for my kids, which is a peaceful environment and continuity,’ Sandi Jackson tells Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed.
The last Council meeting of a difficult year began on a happy note. But, when the feel-good debate was over, it was down to controversial business.
“It was just so important for this organization,’’ Ricketts told USA TODAY Sports, “to put this lovable loser crap to bed.”