Wrigley in winter / Thanks, Obama / FM's end?

Wrigley Field in 2009 (Photo: Jay Clark)
WRIGLEY IN WINTER. The owners of the Cubs’ iconic home are courting Northwestern University’s football team and the NCAA in hopes of hosting a bowl game and other action when baseball’s not taking center field.

THANKS, OBAMA. The United States in December saw its 75th straight month of job growth—its longest streak since 1939.

TRUMP SULKERS. The Sun-Times‘ Neil Steinberg on the impending inauguration of Donald Trump: “You can sulk for the next four years and wash your hands of blame. Or you can stay alert.”
◼︎ Who’s paying for that wall? Probably you, at least for now.
◼︎ Trump’s warning to Toyota makes Japanese carmakers uneasy

DEPARTMENT STORE DEATHWATCH. Cuts at Macy’s, Sears and Kmart put the traditional department store model on the critical list.

FAMILY AFFAIR. Chance the Rapper and his dad are both joining the overhauled board of the DuSable Museum of African American History.

FM’S END? Beginning next week, Norway’s shutting down its FM-band radio stations and going all-digital. It may not be the last country to do it, either.
◼︎ In the U.S., sale of public TV frequencies could bring in up to $2.3 billion dollars

WAYNE’S WORLD! WAYNE’S WORLD! The Chicago suburb of Aurora’s planning a big and long 25th anniversary party for the movie.

MUST-NOT-SEE TV. This USA Today This USA Today review is just the latest in a series to suggest NBC’s Oz take, “Emerald City,” isn’t worth the watching.