I support Chicago’s efforts to win the right to host the 2016 Olympic Games.
OK, if you’re done throwing virtual shoes and hurling various insults my way, let me explain why.
It’s actually pretty simple. I like the idea of this international
sporting event happening in my backyard. And I want to see as many
events as I can afford.
The city of Chicago will really shine as a beautiful international
visitor spot. And the infrastructure that will be left behind will
serve our citizens for many years to come.
I don’t always trust Mayor Daley, but I do believe him when he says the
citizens of Chicago won’t have to pay one dime of any potential cost
overruns, because I don’t think there will be any. (Ducking again.)
Finally, winning the Games can only help the CTA get more federal dollars to expand and repair rail lines.
So, good luck to the mayor and the Chicago Olympics team on the vote in Copenhagen Friday.
Buses detoured for bid live viewing event. The CTA is rerouting buses around Daley Plaza starting at 8 pm tonight through 4 pm Friday due to the Chicago 2016 Olympic Bid Live Viewing event
Plaza. The southbound #22 Clark and #24 Wentworth will travel over their regular routes along
Randolph then will operate via Randolph, LaSalle, Monroe to
Clark and then resume their regular routes. Northbound #22 and #24 buses are not affected and will travel over their regular routes.