You gotta love Fourth Ward alderman Toni Preckwinkle. True, I think she’s wasting her intellect and integrity on supporting Chicago’s Olympic bid, thus giving Mayor Daley perhaps his only shred of credibility on the subject. But she really is one of Chicago’s great political characters.
Interesting development in the coverage of Chicago’s Olympics campaign in today’s Tribune: the no-games crowd got about as much space as the pro-games crowd. The Trib‘s account of last night’s Olympics forum in Lakeview quoted Tom Tresser, one of the founders of No Games Chicago, on an equal footing with officials from the 2016 bid […]
Here’s how far the city’s reputation has declined . . . At some of the recent public hearings the 2016 Olympic committee has been holding to promote their bid for the games, folks have been asking, “How can we trust your promise to come in on budget—the city’s always over budget with its projects?” Or, […]
Today’s Tribune article about cameras and red lights in Schaumburg gives us an understanding of how officials–and ordinary citizens–like to bend the truth.
I said I’d listen with an open mind when the Chicago 2016 folks explained why Chicago needs the Olympics. But how soon they lost me.
Mayor Daley’s Olympics boosters still haven’t explained how they’re going to pay for the games, but I promise to listen closely when they make their pitch in North Park tonight.
The Blue State Cowboys follow up “Pay to Play,” their tribute to Rod Blagojevich, with a song about Chicago’s Olympic bid: “Good King Rich.”
County commissioner Tony Peraica asks state’s attorney Anita Alvarez and attorney general Lisa Madigan to take legal action against Mayor Daley over his Olympic funding commitments.
The bad news out of Switzerland is that Mayor Daley’s assuring the International Olympic Committee that Chicago will cover any cost overruns on the 2016 Olympics.
Mayor Daley promises that if necessary Chicago taxpayers will cover cost overruns for the 2016 Olympics. Is anyone really surprised?
Believing the promises of Chicago’s Olympic planners requires what we’ll call extraordinary fairness.
Sportswriter Rick Telander speaks the truth about Mayor Daley’s Olympic bid: there’s no way the games should come to a town whose politics are so “blatantly corrupt and/or stupid.”
Bravo! Mayoral chief of staff Paul Volpe turns in an Oscar moment at a press conference defending the mayor’s ill-considered parking meter deal.
Los Angeles plays like Chicago and considers selling its meters.
Here’s how badly we got screwed on Mayor Daley’s harebrained parking meter deal.