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City Landmark Panel Advances Modified Wrigley Renovation Plan

(CBS) -- The massive plan to renovate Wrigley Field has won another stamp of approval from the Commission on Chicago Landmarks.

WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports.

With one dissenting vote, the panel voted Thursday to approve plans to renovate Wrigley Field.

Wrigley Renovation Plan Advances

"The current proposal will eliminate one of the seven signs previously approved by the CCL in July of 2014," Eleanor Gorski of the city Planning and Development Department said.

But Tom Moore, attorney for the rooftop club owners with properties along the outfield walls, says his clients still object. They contend the plan would obscure patrons' views into the ballpark.

The reasoning for adjusting the plan is so the Cubs can nab a spot on the National Register of Historic Places, Crain's Chicago Business reported, which would make them eligible for the tax credit that the Tribune has reported to be worth $75 million. The renovation of Wrigley Field itself is projected to cost about $375 million.

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