Top story: I didn't see too much on this story this morning, but an IOC official spoke to the media yesterday on why the Chicago bid failed. She said that some members of the IOC wanted to take the 2016 Olympics to a part of the world they have never been before. Makes sense.
The‚ city of Chicago's started demolishing the structures Walter Gropius helped build at Michael Reese Hospital campus. Gropius, of course, is the famed founder of the Bauhaus. The Friend Convalescent Home, pictured before and after, is the first of the buildings to hit the dirt.
Well, what a day in Chicago news. Losing the bid will be one of Chicago's biggest news stories of 2009. We here at Chicago Public Radio were stunned, just like you were. Some of us have different ways of coping.
Lynette Kalsnes was in Daley Plaza bright and early this morning for the Chicago 2016 rally. Here's a few of the photos she took. Look at the hopes and dreams in the eyes. It reminds me of a child before they find out the truth about Santa Claus. (ed note: what truth?
Here's audio of Daley Plaza the moment Chicago was voted out of the running for the 2016 Olympic Games.
Here's a video I shot with a couple of guys who were on their way to Daley Plaza when they found out Chicago was out.