I realize that’s it’s more arcane IOC politics than anything else that doomed this bid, but at least it doomed it. I just hope this will have some blowback on Daley, both to tarnish his legacy and so we can boot his ass.
Tag: Chicago 2016
Lessons From Our Olympic Adventure
Someone stood up to Mayor Daley and lived.
Moar 2016 post-mortem
Below the fold, because we’ve all had a lot.
Olympic Delegates: Decked Out by Chicago Designers
Local designers have the city’s Olympic bid sewn up, with designs for the delegates to Copenhagen.
Letters & Comments, September 24, 2009
“Of course, right after the Olympics you are going to see a drop in tourism—everybody came there DURING the Olympics!! It’s the LONG TERM effect that is important.”
Chicago’s Olympic Bid: What’s In It for the Arts?
Why Chicago’s cultural institutions are lining up behind a bid the people aren’t sure they want.
Funds and Games: Chicago 2016’s “Stewardship Report”
A new donor report claims transparency but obscures details on who’s paying for the Olympic bid. And then there’s the question of why they’re paying.
There’s no “NAY” in “TEAM”
Critics often deride the Chicago City Council as a mayoral rubber stamp. Aldermen want you to know the critics have it wrong. “We are a team on the City Council,” Eighth Ward alderman Michelle Harris said today. “There’s nothing we can’t do with each other.” That raises all sorts of possibilities, but I think she […]
Ready, Set, (Property Tax) Hike
How will Daley balance the 2010 budget? Prepare for higher property taxes—but not till after the 2016 Olympics are sited.
I do not think that word means what you think it means
If you’ve ever wondered why Ben Joravsky feels the need to constantly explain what a TIF is, here’s why: “If the [Olympic] village is built in a tax increment financing district, the extra property tax revenue generated by the new development would pay for public improvements in the area for a set period of time.” […]
Is Landmarks Commission Irrelevant?
“Session on Michael Reese today will tell.” 12:45 today, City Hall. Lynn Becker has the details. In architecture lulz: Driftglass FTW on the Hadid Pavilion.
Wanna Buy an Olympics?
Why is the mayor’s A team only now hitting the neighborhoods to pitch Chicagoans on the Olympic bid?
6/23 — Olympic Day celebration
The Chicago 2016 committee holds a free celebration of the obscure holiday Olympic Day on Tuesday.
IOC, are you listening?
From Ben’s mouth to the IOC’s ear: members of the Olympic committee reportedly promised to read Joravsky’s Reader article telling them to take their Games to some other city.
They got theirs
Aldermen approving a plan to ensure community benefits if Chicago wins the 2016 Olympics have a lot to be thankful for.