Ben Joravsky: “Some council members tell me they hope the IOC will do the dirty work for them. If the IOC awards the games to some other city, then Jackson Park’s users will get the best of both worlds. They won’t have to deal with the Olympics, and Daley will have someone else to blame.”

USOC chair Peter Ueberroth: Maybe, but if Madrid, Tokyo, and Rio fall through, we’re definitely ahead of Azerbaijan and Qatar