This page is for upcoming community events relating to the Olympics and city priorities.




Public Meetings
September 16 6:00 p.m. Warren Park Presentation Warren Park Gymnasium – 6601 N. Western Ave

for Prairie Shores residents

Follow-up presentation by Chicago 2016 and the Department of Environment on the status of the demolition of the Michael Reese Hospital buildings, Presentation by Chicago Park District on plans for 31st Street Harbor, Q & A by Draper and Kramer

Monday, September 21 at 7pm
Olivet Baptist Church, 3101 S. King Drive
Call 773-536-8103 for more information

check the 2016 site for updates


U.S. Olympic Team Media Summit to be held in Chicago September 9-12

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. – The U.S. Olympic Committee will hold its U.S. Olympic Team Media Summit, September 9-12, in Chicago to preview the team’s chances for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Approximately 75 athletes on the winter sports program from the United States will participate in three days of media interviews at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel. The athletes will take part in press conferences, broadcast interviews, photo sessions, roundtable interviews, new media sessions and lifestyle segments before more than 300 media at the event.

The USOC has hosted the U.S. Olympic Team Media Summit each year since 1988. The host cities include Colorado Springs, Atlanta, Houston, Salt Lake City, New York City and Chicago. The event was also held in Chicago for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team for the Games in Beijing.

Registration for the event and the hotel will be posted later on

What: U.S. Olympic Team Media Summit
When: Sept. 9-12, 2009
Where: Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Ill.


CityFront Forum with Prof. Allen Sanderson

“Chicago and 2016: Bidding ’til Bankrupt?”

September 22, 2009 | 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Graham School of General Studies
University of Chicago Gleacher Center
Room 40
Free event.

In this talk, just ten days before the International Olympic Committee announces its decision about the host site for the 2016 Summer Games, Allen Sanderson will discuss some urban myths and economic realities about the Olympic Games.

In examining the case for Chicago’s bid, the presentation will also examine the problems that host cities must confront as they try to cater to a powerful international monopoly (the IOC) and equally powerful local special interest groups. Finally, Sanderson will offer his perspective on Chicago’s chances of being awarded the 2016 Games, and what those who are closely following the bid process should watch for.

Allen Sanderson is a senior lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago. A graduate of Brigham Young University and the University of Chicago, he served as associate provost at the University of Chicago from 1984-91. Professor Sanderson is an oft-cited authority on sports economics issues, a contributor to op-ed pages on sports and non-sports topics in newspapers around the country, and a frequent guest on national and Chicago-area television and radio programs. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Sports Economics.

Mr. Sanderson has published articles on the economics of sports stadiums, labor markets in professional sports, and competitive balance. His most recent professional journal article is about the economic impact of colleges and universities on their communities. In the June 22, 2009, issue of Forbes, he and Social Sciences Dean John Mark Hansen published an article on “The Olympics of Voting.”


Graham School of General Studies
University of Chicago Gleacher Center
Room 40
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, IL 60611


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7 responses to “Events

  1. I see no mention of the environmental impact on the lakefront. Are Friends of the Parks signing on?

  2. Great question. They have been silent. Why don’t you call them and ask them what their position is?

  3. Friends of the Parks has not weighed in on this, and unfortunately is not likely to, having lost most of its teeth lately. Protect Our Parks, which has been defending Lincoln Park against the Latin School soccer field, is preoccupied with that. Still, we’re all allied one way or another.

  4. The next time No Games presents something as important as the “Book of Evidence” please please please have a graphic designer help you with it! Very important information should be presented more professionally, especially in the face of the millions being spent by the other side to make the bid look glossy and appealing. I’m saying this because I really care! The home made look is certainly authentic but I’m worried that it won’t be taken seriously.

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  6. Is there any formal protest event planned for September 9th-12th? This sounds like the last chance for citizens to show their displeasure to the media en masse.

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