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36 Days To Decision
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August 26, 2009
The People Speak

"If you can get that money together for a stupid Olympics, you can take that money and put more police on the street."

Judith Rodgers
Chicago

Speaking to Mayor Daley at a public forum on Chicago's 2010 budget at the South Shore Cultural Center
August 25


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Open letter
to the IOC
:
"Why you don't want to give the Olympics to Chicago"


Dear Member of the International Olympic Committee: 


It's
been a VERY rough few days for Mayor Daley. He appeared at a public meeting on our 2010 budget last night on the City's South Side. Many angry citizens demanded to know why essential city service continue to be cut back while he pursues his dream of bringing the 2016 Olympics to Chicago.

Here are just a few of the stories covering his troubled administration.

Sun-Times cartoon

Here's a gem from our public radio station's overage of the hearing. "The mayor didn't answer that - or most - questions directly, instead asking his staff to meet people individually. A handful of speakers brought up the city's 2016 Olympic bid - almost all, like Judith Rodgers, opposed to it. RODGERS: If you can get that money together for a stupid Olympics, you can take that money and put more police on the street."

You can listen to this short clip by using the Evoca player by clicking here.