Chicago says "No Games!"
No Games Chicago Update
26 Days To Decision
Daily News

September 5, 2009
The People Speak

How is it possible that Chicago is spending an obscene amount of money on the one hand to win this bid and on the other hand is pleading "no money" to properly run this city without further totally unethical political "theft" from the taxpayers.

Not one person we know wants this 2016 event held here in Chicago. Take it else where.

B. Geiger

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

Dear Member of the International Olympic Committee:  

We've read the Evaluation Commission's report on the
four 2016 finalist cities.Frankly, we think you missed a many relevant factors. One important problem that the report did note was the state of Chicago's mass transit system.

We can't handle the Olympics!
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) operates our trains and buses. The Red Line is our major north/south line and it stops at the stadiums where the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs play. The above sign was posted at the Grand Street Station - in the heart of Chicago's major shopping district

Chairman of Chicago's CTA Admits $7 Billion in Unfunded Repairs

CTA Chairman Carole L. Brown gave a speech to the APTA Rail Conference in Chicago on June 15, 2009.
In it she revealed an alarming backlog of repair work for our mass transit system.

"We still have an almost $7 BILLION - yes, 7 BILLION DOLLARS of unfunded repair needs."

Read her full remarks here.