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 miles.
On Thursday, the mayor will fly to Istanbul, Turkey for a meeting of the European Olympic Committee.
The International Olympic Committee is divided into five regions. There are more IOC members at the European meeting than at any of the other regions, possibly as many as 40. Sixty votes are needed to win.