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Nixon Love Letters Reveal New Side

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics

YORBA LINDA, Calif. — When Richard Nixon first met his future bride, he was so smitten he pined for her night and day, he schemed of romantic ge...

"The Battle For The Bid - One Year Later"

Tom Tresser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

A little more than one year after the October 2 decision to award the 2016 Olympic games to Rio, organizers of No Games Chicago will discuss what h...

What Happened in Copenhagen (When We Went to Influence the IOC -- Again)

Tom Tresser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

We had penetrated the multiple rings of security, outfaced the bureaucracy of the International Olympic Committee and stood our ground to deliver information that the mayor, the 2016 Committee and the entire business elite of Chicago didn't want to see and didn't want to acknowledge.

An Open Letter to Mayor Daley and the Olympic Team

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

Maybe we should look within and rather than attract international visitors, let's look into our own backyards and communities and teach our youth how to be Olympians and how to compete.

Pat Ryan, Head Of Failed Chicago Olympics Bid, Gets New Sports Gig

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP)--Patrick Ryan will continue his efforts to expand Olympic sports in Chicago, even after the city lost its bid for the 2016 Games. Ryan w...

Chicago Olympics Bid Chief: No Way To Beat Rio

Chicago Tribune | Kathy Bergen and Philip Hersh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Though Chicago's campaign for the 2016 Summer Games went down in flames in the first round of voting, there was nothing more the city could have done ...

IOC Olympics Announcement Stuns Chicago (PHOTOS)

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — (AP) So much for Da Games. Chicago residents felt blindsided Friday as the International Olympic Committee quickly eliminated their h...

Majority Of Americans Want Chicago Olympics: Poll

Chicago Sun-Times | LISA DONOVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago 2016 CEO Patrick Ryan said a poll conducted last week shows 72 percent of Chicagoans back bringing the Games to the city while 84 percent of A...

Olympics Countdown: Rio, Chicago Squaring Off In Copenhagen

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

COPENHAGEN — Rio or Chicago? Risk vs. reliable. For the International Olympic Committee, the biggest decision in choosing the city to host the ...

Chicago Olympics: Why Pat Ryan Was Tapped To Run The Bid

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Pat Ryan isn't a gold medalist, like the leader of Madrid's bid committee. Nor does he have a long history with the International Olym...

U.S. Olympics Insurance Has Multi-Billion Dollar Hole

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

Mayor Richard M. Daley and Patrick Ryan assure Chicago taxpayers that a safety net of insurance would insulate them from the financial risks of hostin...

Top Chicago Olympics Officials Draw Six-Figure Salaries

Chicago Sun-Times | FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley's chief of staff got a whopping 41 percent pay raise -- to $250,000 a year -- when she jumped off the City Hall merry-go-round to become p...

Olympic Village To Cost Around $1.18 Billion, Use TIF Money

Chicago Tribune | Kathy Bergen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The tab for building an Olympic Village typically is reported to be about $1 billion, but a tally of various associated costs puts the total at $1.18 ...

Obama Touts Chicago 2016 Olympic Bid In Video To African Leaders

AP | STEPHEN WILSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

LONDON — President Barack Obama renewed his support for Chicago's Olympic bid Tuesday, telling African Olympic leaders in a video message the 20...

Alderman Want Olympics Leaders To Come Clean On Costs

Chicago Tribune | Hal Dardick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Several aldermen are demanding complete details about the city's proposed financial guarantee for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games so they can have them ...

Olympics Leaders Hold Closed-Door Briefings With Aldermen Following Uproar

Chicago Tribune | Hal Dardick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Monday, the Chicago 2016 Olympics committee leaders balked at the idea of publicly briefing the City Council about a wrinkle that could put taxpaye...

Chicago Olympic Bid Chief Downplays Taxpayer Burden, Reveals City Knew It Would Have To Ante Up

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The head of Chicago's Olympic bid committee tried to calm anger Monday over Mayor Daley's disclosure last week that the city will sign a contract assu...

Chicago 2016 Makes Case For Olympics To IOC

AP | STEPHEN WILSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The four cities bidding for the 2016 Olympics took their case directly to the voters on Wednesday, stressing the backing...

Chicago Olympics Chief Downplays Expectations

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago is not the favorite to land the 2016 Olympics, regardless of what insiders, experts and pundits have to say....

Chicago Olympic Bid: Leaders Optimistic, Community Groups Angry

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Leaders of Chicago's Olympic bid were quite pleased with the results of the IOC's recent evaluation visit, the AP reports. But just as Chicago 2016 ch...

Oprah Headlines Chicago Olympics Gala, Schmoozes IOC

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE 6:30 PM The chairwoman of the International Olympic Committee's evaluation commission says members were "most impressed" by what Chicago could...

Obama Not Committed, But Chicago 2016 Leaders Hope He'll Be At Olympic Meeting

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

DENVER — The committee trying to bring the 2016 Olympics to Chicago has invited President Barack Obama to be in Copenhagen for its final present...

Chicago Olympics Bid Dowmplays Blagojevich Scandal

AP | Betsy Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

ST. LOUIS - The chief executive of a campaign to bring the Olympics to Chicago in 2016 doesn't think the controversy surrounding the Illinois governor...

$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...