Posts tagged "Mayor Richard M. Daley"

What Americans think about the 2016 Olympics in Chicago

Americans are evenly divided on the importance of Chicago winning the 2016 Olympics while 43 percent think it’s a bad idea for President Obama to go to Copenhagen to make pitch for the city. Whether Obama should travel there to support Chicago’s 2016 Olympic bid has been batted back and forth even in the White... Read more »

A pat on the back and a $200 check for good ol' Ald. Banks

Legendary newspaper columnist Mike Royko once said, during a debate about giving aldermen a pay raise, that if they aren’t smart enough to scam and steal sufficient money to live the high life, then they’re not smart enough to deserve a raise. But Ald. William J. P. Banks (36th) has taken the aldermanic art of... Read more »

Chicago olympics bid team to hold secret meetings with aldermen

http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/clout_st/2009/06/olympics-bid-team-to-hold-secret-meetings-with-aldermen-today.html At every turn, Mayor Richard M. Daley, Pat Ryan and the Chicago Silly Council make themselves look ever more like dunces. Now comes word that Ryan’s Chicago 2016 Olympic committee is meeting in secret with aldermen to brief them on a controversial move by Daley to secure the Olympics for Chicago in 2016. The... Read more »
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