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If Chicago Doesn’t Get the Olympic Games…

Dennis Byrne 30 September 2009 No Comment

So, what happens if Chicago doesn’t get the Olympics?

We all know what will happen if Chicago is awarded the 2016 Olympics in Copenhagen Friday. Consultants will be hired, engineering studies performed, contracts let, people clouted into preferred jobs, earth moved, concrete poured, insiders rewarded, profits harvested — in other words, our own unique version of the Chicago Games and, by the way, a bunch of muscular athletes will compete here briefly. Who knows, it might even be as spectacular a success as Millennium Park; it might turn the spotlight on a yes-we-can Chicago.

Or it might reveal, under the glare of international attention, what a corrupt city Chicago truly is. As the old saw warns: Be careful of what you wish for.

Read more at the Chicago Tribune

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