No words need typing to describe the saddness that befell all of us on Daley Plaza the moment we learned that our beloved city was eliminated from contention for hosting 2016’s biggest party.  On the first round. Other have already typed the words: stunned, shocked, disgusted, flabbergasted… Other have already given the rallying cry: keepContinue reading “NOlympics”

So Close…

The countdown to the Olympic announcement inches forward.  The current tally: 9 hours, 8 minutes, 2 seconds. I have been scanning new stories on a continual basis to get the buzz.  The cliff noted findings: Very very close, but if forced to pick just one, odds makers say Chicago wins.  However, experts also note that front-runnerContinue reading “So Close…”

Obama & Chicago 2016

The stars need to keep aligning… Any president would have an interest in helping an American city win an Olympic bid. But none has been as closely associated with an Olympic proposal as Obama, and the emerging effort by the White House is unusually pointed in its attempt to wrap the campaign around the president andContinue reading “Obama & Chicago 2016”