Pssst, Olympic evaluators.....

After four days, you're probably worn out from all the official presentations and glad-handing celebrities trying to persuade you to choose Chicago for the 2016 Olympic Games . Full Story
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eddie

Naperville, IL

#1 Apr 6, 2009
The Chagall and Calder are on Dearborn, not LaSalle.
Jones

Round Lake, IL

#3 Apr 6, 2009
Do these things - none of which has anything to do with bringing the Olympics to Chicago - and then leave this city we know and love so we can get on with the business of making her a better place to live.

...which we can't do if the taxpayers have to spend the next 30 years paying to host your silly show just so Daley can skim a few tens of millions off of it for himself and his friends. Pick Madrid.
VOTE DALEY OUT

Chicago, IL

#4 Apr 6, 2009
Southsider...Jones,

Yes! Exactly!
Buddy

Highland Park, IL

#5 Apr 6, 2009
I'd rather read an article with this header written by John Kass. I know his places to see would be much more real Chicago and give you a much better clue of what the Olympics were really be in for $hould %hicago be cho$en.

/The City of Chicago motto: ubi est mea, Where's mine?

//The State of Illinois motto: Will the defendant please rise?
ARobert

Chicago, IL

#6 Apr 6, 2009
who writes this crap seriously?!?! A funeral home in Palatine? Give me a break
stevez

Saint Louis, MO

#8 Apr 6, 2009
I hope someone at the Trib actually reads these comments because they are right on. Why is this crap in a newspaper? It's embarrassing for the city to have such boosterism masquerade as news. How about more stories on how we can better spend the billions that taxpayers will undoubtedly be saddled with?
demo

Tampa, FL

#9 Apr 6, 2009
maybe learn about Chicago before you write an article in the newspaper - Alexander Calder's "Flamingo" and Marc Chagall's "Four Seasons" are both on Dearborn, which is two blocks over from LaSalle St. Anyone walking down LaSalle would have no chance of seeing these sculptures.
Matt

Orland Park, IL

#10 Apr 6, 2009
dumbest article ever....thanks for the waste of time.
Roger Dodger

Richardson, TX

#11 Apr 6, 2009
....oh, pleasssssse. How about wondering how it could be that numerous school children have been murdered in the City of Big Shoulders....why so many politicans have been sent to jail...why those parking meters are so outrageously expensive...WHY ALL THE STREET POTHOLES! Olympic Committee, do you really want to be associated with Chicago?
Kevin

Montvale, NJ

#12 Apr 6, 2009
-Take the Brown Line down to 35th Street to watch the Cubs play.
-Visit a local bar and debate the merits of the 1987 Super Bowl Bears.
-Stand in a blustery street and realize why they truly call it the 'Windy City'.
-Enjoy our famous giant slices of thin crust pizza. Donít forget to fold it in half.
-Watch the Chicago River as it flows gently into Lake Michigan.
Amber M

Skokie, IL

#14 Apr 6, 2009
6. Make sure you take your own vehicle. The cab drivers smell and don't understand your language.
7. Be sure to avoid the pot-holes.
Beverly

Chicago, IL

#15 Apr 6, 2009
Round Lake, Winnetka, St. Louis, and Tampa: You don't live here. Unless your locations are incorrect, you don't pay taxes as residents. Some of us have opted to stay here in support of the our neighborhoods; mine is Beverly. So, you are not entitled to to criticize "how we can better spend the billions" or "the city we know and love...making her a better place to live."
As an aside, this post is not necessarily in support of the Olympic endeavor.
By the way, I found the article pleasant reading, not earthshattering, just pleasant. Sorry if it didn't measure up to your standards, which were obvious from your impressive posts.
ali

Chicago, IL

#16 Apr 6, 2009
Kevin wrote:
-Take the Brown Line down to 35th Street to watch the Cubs play.
-Visit a local bar and debate the merits of the 1987 Super Bowl Bears.
-Stand in a blustery street and realize why they truly call it the 'Windy City'.
-Enjoy our famous giant slices of thin crust pizza. Donít forget to fold it in half.
-Watch the Chicago River as it flows gently into Lake Michigan.
This post was HILARIOUS! I am beginning to wonder if the reporters are having a "sit down strike" and producing crap just like the boss wants to prove the point that if you don't give your readers something to sink their teeth into---something that respects them as intelligent readers who actually know this city---then you are only killing yourself slowly.

News flash Tribune: We want hard-hitting journalism that will win you no friends or invitations to parties. We want intelligent stories that are forward-thinking, provocative and hyperlocal. There is at least one Chicago adage that should be remembered: Give the ladies [and gentleman] what they want!!!!
John

United States

#17 Apr 6, 2009
Take a ride through Roseland, pick any street from 103rd to 111th down Wentworth. Hopefull, the windfall of/from the Olympics helps neighborhoods like these. Oh, by the way, don't let the DC address fool you. I was born and raised there (still roll through when I return) and I fully support Chicago's Olympic bid.
Kevin

Montvale, NJ

#18 Apr 6, 2009
I actually live in the city, but my computer's settings are all messed up.

Can you please explain the joke to LVResident?
Dan

Chicago, IL

#19 Apr 6, 2009
Stand on the corner of 63rd and Racine after dark and shout "rocks and blows" and see how interesting people come from nowhere to meet you.

Play one of Chicagoans favorite driving games...Miss the potholes
Southside Johnny

Glen Ellyn, IL

#20 Apr 6, 2009
Beverly wrote:
Round Lake, Winnetka, St. Louis, and Tampa: You don't live here. Unless your locations are incorrect, you don't pay taxes as residents.
Round Lake, Winnetka, Aurora, Springfield and Cairo, among other places, are going to be expected to foot the bill for this boondoggle, though, so we have every right to criticize.

If you don't like it, then pay the bill yourself, i.e., WITHOUT the state guarantees that Daley got passed.
dan

Carpentersville, IL

#21 Apr 6, 2009
Kevin wrote:
-Take the Brown Line down to 35th Street to watch the Cubs play.
-Visit a local bar and debate the merits of the 1987 Super Bowl Bears.
-Stand in a blustery street and realize why they truly call it the 'Windy City'.
-Enjoy our famous giant slices of thin crust pizza. Donít forget to fold it in half.
-Watch the Chicago River as it flows gently into Lake Michigan.
Kevin,

Take the Brown Line to 35th Street to see the Cubs play? The 87 Championship Bears? Windy City is called such because the politicians can't keep their mouths shut and are always blowing air. Chicago is actually the 13th 'windiest' city in the US. Can you even point out Chicago on a map?

Oh, and all these places the Trib is suggesting the IOC to visit, make sure you are watching the ground as you walk so you don't get swallowed by one of the thousands of sink holes, I mean pot holes in our fair city.
Dave

Warrenville, IL

#22 Apr 6, 2009
Or stroll over to the southside hood where they can get robbed and watch the gangbanges shoot the place up, after all Chicago is the murder capital of the Usa.
Cyberist

United States

#23 Apr 6, 2009
How dare you force these concerned citizens to read such a story! This is such a tragedy.

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