Thursday, March 19, 2009

Priorities? Olympics versus Potholes

The latest outrage circulating about the Olympics is the cities attempt to repair streets and potential areas where IOC officials will visit instead of fixing other 'more needy' streets around the city:

Obviously some of the criticism is warranted (read the 400+ comments on the Tribunes article on the subject), but we really wish people would also consider the potential benefits the city and region would receive if Chicago wins the right to host the Olympics.

In other Olympic news, the Illinois House approved $250M for the Olympics if there are shortfalls with the funding for the games.

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