Chicago says "No Games!"
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September 11, 2009
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Open letter
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"Why you don't want to give the Olympics to Chicago"

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Dear Member of the International Olympic Committee: 

The Mayor lands on taxpayers, ouch!

This letter from today's Chicago Sun-Times sums up what most people here are feeling.

An Olympic-sized risk for taxpayers

September 11, 2009

Once again, the Mayor Daley cadre has universally rubber stamped a taxpayer obligation to foot any Olympic overruns should Chicago get the 2016 Games. Alderman Joe Moore had the nerve to make an impassioned speech declaring that the citizens are correct to question this obligation but voted for it anyway. Talk about gutless. Talk is cheap. The Olympics will be very, very expensive.

Mike Koskiewicz,
Portage Park