When Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed an increase in night games in exchange for the Cubs agreeing to drop a proposed pedestrian bridge over Clark Street, an integral part of the team’s $500 million renovation project, he banked on Chairman Tom Ricketts jumping at the opportunity.

In a surprise announcement at a club press conference, Ricketts’ counter proposal calls for the pedestrian bridge to remain, but with an extension to Rosemont 14 miles away.

In trade, Ricketts offered a $10 million contribution to Emanuel’s 2016 presidential campaign and a one-way ticket to a location of his choice outside the United States for Alderman Tom Tunney.

Photoshop by Joel Nielsen