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A federal judge has denied a request from rooftop clubs overlooking Chicago's Wrigley Field to temporarily halt installation of signs they say will block their view and violate a contract they have with the Cubs.
A judge has ruled that the Chicago Cubs can keep building signs on Wrigley Field, despite objections from neighbors. The judge said that the signs are a "reasonable use" of the stadium and that they do not violate the city's sign ordinance.
The Cubs have been planning to build new signs on Wrigley Field for several years. The signs would be used to advertise for the team's various businesses, including the Cubs' restaurant and bar.
However, some neighbors have objected to the signs, saying that they would be an eyesore and would ruin the historic character of the neighborhood. They have also argued that the signs would violate the city's sign ordinance, which limits the size and number of signs that can be built in certain areas.
The judge disagreed with the neighbors' arguments, saying that the signs are a "reasonable use" of the stadium and that they do not violate the city's sign ordinance. The judge also said that the signs would not have a significant impact on the neighborhood.
The Cubs are pleased with the judge's ruling, saying that it will allow them to continue to improve Wrigley Field and make it a more attractive destination for fans. The neighbors have said that they are considering an appeal of the ruling.
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