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Olympics Tue Jun 16 2009

Ben Bradley Blogs aBroad.Ly.

I'm enjoying Ben Bradley's blogging of the Olympic bid efforts. He's in Switzerland right now:

Former US Olympic Committee Chairman Peter Ueberroth had it right a few years back. Ueberroth threw cold water on Chicago's bid with a verbal slap across the face. He essentially said, at the time, he thought we were near the bottom of the list of cities bidding to host the 2016 Games. An analysis by earlier this month had Chicago in first place. The reality is no one knows how IOC members will vote this fall. Their motivation is as diverse as the countries they represent.

We love our city warts, parking meters and all. But to truly understand our odds of winning the Games, we have to take the blinders off.

I'd write more, but what do you know? My train is arriving in Lausanne. I love good public transportation.

Well played, Bradley.

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Parents Still Steaming, but About More Than Just Boilers

By Phil Huckelberry / 2 Comments

It's now been 11 days since the carbon monoxide leak which sent over 80 Prussing Elementary School students and staff to the hospital. While officials from Chicago Public Schools have partially answered some questions, and CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has informed that he will be visiting the school to field more questions on Nov. 16, many parents remain irate at the CPS response to date. More...


Substance, Not Style, the Source of Rahm's Woes

By Ramsin Canon / 2 Comments

It's not surprising that some of Mayor Emanuel's sympathizers and supporters are confusing people's substantive disputes with the mayor as the effect of poor marketing on his part. It's exactly this insular worldview that has gotten the mayor in hot... More...

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