No Games Has No Confidence in Civic Federation Report

No Games Chicago today issued its own review of the Civic Federation’s review of the 2016 Committee’s finances. “What we’ve got here is the sheep paying the foxes to audit the wolves” said No Games organizer Tom Tresser. “There are so many conflicts of interest in the inception, staffing and execution of this report as to make it virtually toothless.” Nevertheless, despite the many flaws in the reporting process, the document still reveals many new reasons for Chicagoans to be concerned about the 2016 bid process and its authors.

No Games co-founder Bob Quellos concludes our analysis saying,  “How can we trust the independence of L.E.K.’s report when it is was hand picked by individuals backing the bid and L.E.K. is currently competing for a contract at O’Hare’s International Terminal that is worth $33 million a year in revenue? This whole process reeks of typical Chicago politics.”

Even so, L.E.K.’s report does provide enough information to conclude that Chicago’s 2016 Olympic bid is a raw deal for the people of the city. From shaky promises about insurance policies to over inflated projections on sponsorships and donations — it is clear from L.E.K.’s report that Chicago 2016 is attempting to sell the people of the city a lemon.

Read our statement.  It’s got links to references and other articles to back up our assertions.

5 responses to “No Games Has No Confidence in Civic Federation Report

  1. chicago2016supporters

    Surprise, surprise. You disregard any good things in the report, but then in your next breath you say “well, the report raises new concerns.”

    How can you say the report is corrupt, and then say, “see the report says this bad thing will happen, we told you so!!!!!!!”

  2. no games supporter

    Keep up the great work of educating the people who will pay for Daley’s Olympic orgy about the pitfalls of the 2016 bid.

    “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” Mahatma Gandhi

    Chicago 2016 is fighting No Games and so if we keep up the good fight we will win!

    “Never, never, never, never give up.” Winston Churchill

  3. There are so many conflicts of interest here, from Obama’s friends to Valerie Jarrett, to the Aldermen (Preckwinkle in particular), to the 2016 committee, to the Civic Federation, if this were a movie nobody would believe it possible. The spiral of corruption is endless, and Chicagoans are becoming numb to all this. Who will pull us out of the financial and ethical abyss into which we are sliding? Mighty Mouse, where are you?

  4. The Civic Federation doesn’t care what you think. Just like they don’t care what Mayor Daley thinks. That’s what an INDEPENDENT review is for. Numskulls.

  5. Didn’t the Civic Federation name Pat Ryan it’s “Man of the Year” recipient in 2007?

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