CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn prevailed in his feud with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel over who should lead the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority Thursday when the board approved the appointment Quinn’s communications chief, Kelly Kraft.

The agency owns and operates U.S. Cellular Field where the Mayor League Baseball Chicago White Sox play, and it issued $400 million of bonds in 2001 to finance the renovation of Chicago Park District-owned Soldier Field, home of the National Football League’s Chicago Bears. It has also been floated as a potential financing vehicle to renovate Wrigley Field, home of Chicago’s other baseball team, the Cubs.

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