Pssst, Olympic evaluators.....

Pssst, Olympic evaluators.....

There are 47 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Apr 5, 2009, titled Pssst, Olympic evaluators...... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

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 .

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Scott in the South Loop

Tucson, AZ

#45 Apr 6, 2009
Chicago Reality Check wrote:
I recently had a call from a friend in England whose son [17] was coming here for the Science Convention. The school had booked 'em into the Hilton on South Michigan Avenue.
I explained, do NOT go south of the hotel. Do not go west of the hotel. When you do venture out of the hotel go only north and only in pairs. At night - take a cab to/from the hotel.
Chicago's south side, nor west side, is not a venue for the faint of heart - nor those unarmed.
If the 2016 Summer Games are held in Chicago the carnage and costs to taxpayers will be profound.
The IOC might as well give Gaza the games, as Chicago. Come on - get real.
Sounds like you need a reality check. The South Loop is a very developed area with new restaurants and some shopping. God forbid they go west on Roosevelt and find themselves at the Whole Foods, Target or Bestbuy at or near Canal!
krebs

Laurel, MD

#46 Apr 6, 2009
Beverly wrote:
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Wow! You sure are impressive! Wish I knew was much as you about the Internets.
Weak comeback.
LJP

United States

#47 Apr 6, 2009
It may be a nice tour to the places you mention.
They should, however, note the places on Chicago's south side, like Roseland, where even innocent school children are not safe.
Bringing the Olympic Games to Chicago is tanamount to the "Circuses" that killed Rome and the Roman Empire.
What a watse of time and money.
Paladin

Chicago, IL

#48 Apr 6, 2009
roy519 wrote:
Where is this Riverdale/! I'm here in Chicago? How do I change this?
Do you really want the Trib to be able to find out the address you're at?
Apollo

Beecher City, IL

#49 Apr 6, 2009
Take them to 2337 West Monroe Street and tell them about how Chicago's finest brutally assasinated 21 year old Fred Hampton and fellow Black Panther Mark Clark while they they slept at 4 AM on December 4th 1969. One shot was fired from the apartment while countless shots were fired from the police. The walls and the evidence were destoyed days later.
Dave

Round Lake, IL

#50 Apr 6, 2009
Apollo wrote:
Take them to 2337 West Monroe Street and tell them about how Chicago's finest brutally assasinated 21 year old Fred Hampton and fellow Black Panther Mark Clark while they they slept at 4 AM on December 4th 1969. One shot was fired from the apartment while countless shots were fired from the police. The walls and the evidence were destoyed days later.
One shot from an apartment is all it takes. Lesson learned. Too bad Bobby Rush wasn't sleeping over that night
Apollo

Beecher City, IL

#51 Apr 6, 2009
Dave wrote:
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One shot from an apartment is all it takes. Lesson learned. Too bad Bobby Rush wasn't sleeping over that night
It was more than one bullet kiddo. The FBI was planning the attack for quite a while. It was also done on a nationwide scale. J. Edgar Hoover's mission was to stop leftist revolutionaries at any cost, especially Blacks. Those were fascinating times in America and Europe. From the extreme we found a middle path for change.

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