Chicago has not been awarded the 2016 Olympics. No Games Chicago thinks this is a very good decision for the people of Chicago. But what happens now? The mayor has been quoted as saying he has “nothing up his sleeve” with regards to economic development for the future of the city. Representatives of the 2016 Committee said on many occasions at public meetings that this was THE plan for jobs and prosperity for our future. There appears to be no Plan B. Read No Games co-founder Bob Quellos essay, “When Losing is Really Winning” on why we lost the bid.
No Games Chicago helped turn back a bad plan for our future. Should we stay around to help build a better plan?
Please answer the questions on our brief survey to tell us what role, if any, a group like our might play in helping to create a city where all prosper in health and security.
What ideas do YOU have for our city’s future economic development?
Lastly, we ask you to share your contact information with us so we might work together to make that vision become a reality.
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Coverage of the decision
- Watch the Chicago 2016 presentation
- Photos from Yahoo News
- Mayor Daley’s press conference
- NBC Chicago online - “No Games Chicago Has A Future”
- Chicago Sun-Times
- National Public Radio
- New York Times
- Chicago Indy Media
- Time Magazine
- Christian Science Monitor
- Bob Verdi
- John Kass
- Chet Coppock
- Dave Zirin
- Politico – with video clip of decision against Chicago
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
- Fox News
- Crain’s Chicago Business
- Time Magazine
- Atlantic Online
- Medil News Service
- Socialist Worker