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Lincoln Park Residents Debate Chicago Olympic Bid

Chi-Town Daily News | Cassandra Harlan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Though representatives from Chicago 2016 spoke about the Olympic games and their impact on Lincoln Park in positive terms, some audience members at a ...

Why Would Ald. Preckwinkle Run For County Board President As Olympics Loom?

Gapers Block | Ramsin Canon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

But why is [Ald. Toni] Preckwinkle looking to leave the 4th Ward just as the Olympic Games threaten to tear the community apart? Just when the ward wo...

Its 10 O'Clock, Do You Know Who Your City Is?

Mike Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Doyle

Is this just one more misguided civic attempt to whitewash--here meant very literally--the public portrait of the city being displayed to the International Olympic Committee in order to win the 2016 Olympic Games?

City Will Finance 2016 Olympic Village Site With TIF Funds

Crain's Chicago Business | John Pletz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The city of Chicago will need a tax-increment financing district to develop the Olympic Village planned on the former site of Michael Reese Hospital. ...

Chicago Olympics Group Goes Green

Crain's Chicago Business | Lorene Yue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago 2016, the group behind the city's bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, is going green. The non-profit organization has j...

Laid Off Michael Reese Workers To Get Olympics Job Training

Chicago Public Radio | Natalie Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Michael Reese Hospital workers are getting new job training that kicks off today. One of the goals is to prepare these workers for Olympic jobs...

$86 Million Olympic Village Deal Approved

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley's plan to borrow $86 million to acquire Michael Reese Hospital property for a $1.1 billion Olympic Village sailed through a City Council W...

City Council Wants More Diversity In Chicago Olympic Bid

Crain's Chicago Business | Lorene Yue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Finance Committee of Chicago's City Council has postponed deciding whether the city should purchase the Michael Reese Hospital site for its Olympi...

Chicago Olympic Bid Money Could Be Short

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago 2016 Olympic planners on Friday revised their venue plan to turn an even brighter spotlight on Washington Park and Northerly Island -- and low...

2016 Olympics Could Generate $22.5B For Chicago: Study

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz and John Pletz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Winning the 2016 Olympics and Paralympic Games would spark $22.5 billion in economic activity in Illinois, according to a new study prepared for the c...

Blagojevich Scandal Won't Hurt Chicago Olympic Bid

Chicago Tribune | Phil Hersh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Several of the International Olympic Committee members who will choose the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympics said the impact of Gov. Rod Blagojev...

Daley Names New Chief Of Staff

Chicago Tribune | Hal Dardick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard Daley today named Paul Volpe his new chief of staff. Volpe, currently the city's chief financial officer, replaces Lori Healy, who is l...

Chicago Olympic Village Site Set

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Construction of a $1.1 billion Olympic Village will be moved to the campus of Michael Reese Hospital after all, now that the property owner has agreed...

Will Obama's Support For Chicago Olympics Hurt Him?

Chicago Reader | Ben Joravsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Last month president-elect Barack Obama vowed to end the old system of awarding federal goodies to friends. But I'm not sure the call for productive ...

Obama Doesn't Make Chicago Olympics Front Runner: Bid Chief

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

From AFP: The election of Illinois senator and Chicago resident Barack Obama does not make Chicago the front runner for the race to win the right ...

Obama Makes Video Pitch For Chicago Olympics

AP | STEPHEN WILSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

ISTANBUL, Turkey — Chicago presented its 2016 Olympics bid to a key international audience Friday with a powerful endorsement from its highest-p...

Chicago Olympic Village Could Still Be At Reese Hospital Site

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It looks like the on-again, off-again plan to move the $1.1 billion Olympic Village to the campus of Michael Reese Hospital could be back on again. A...

Has Obama Eclipsed Oprah?

New York Times | Jeff Zeleny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SO long, Crawford, Tex. Even before President-elect Barack Obama takes office in 61 days, effectively crowning Chicago as the site of the Western Whi...

Obama Records Chicago Olympics Message

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President-elect Barack Obama has recorded a message on behalf of Chicago's Olympic bid, ABC 7 reports: Obama's message will be played at an importa...

South And West Side Activists Demand Olympics Voice

CBS 2 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Community activists and labor groups protested Wednesday morning, demanding a say in Chicago's plans to win the 2016 Summer Olympics....

Bronzeville Pushes City On Affordable Housing

Chicago Public Radio | Natalie Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Residents in one Chicago neighborhood are trying to force the city's hand in providing affordable housing. And they've got their plan on the ballot ne...

Bronzeville Votes For Middle Class Housing

Chi-Town Daily News | Megan Cottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Voters in Bronzeville overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure that would set aside a portion of vacant lots in the community for middle-income housin...

Daley Going To Turkey For Olympic Meeting

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley has traveled the world to promote Chicago's bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. He's about to pile up even more frequent-flier mile...

Fired CBS 2 Boss Joins Chicago Olympics Effort

Crain's Chicago Business | John Pletz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Joe Ahern, who last month was replaced as station manager at WBBM-Channel 2, has joined the city's Olympic bid as a volunteer. Mr. Ahern "will provid...

Hyde Park Debates Obama Effect

Crain's Chicago Business | Steven R. Strahler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Hyde Park, a neighborhood that sets itself studiously apart, soon will be shoved into the international spotlight. With local resident Barack Obama h...