It was a shocking way to lead into the weekend, but the sting from Chicago's dismissal in the first round of the IOC 2016 Olympic host city voting has passed. We were all for the bid since it would have generated massive amounts of federal funds for improved infrastructure and transit, but as Mayor Daley simply said, "You go on with your life."
The Chicagoist had a post titled "Olympocalypse: What Went Wrong?" which was a good summary with links to various issues that could have factored into the Olympic loss.
For the record, here is our poll leading up to the Olympics: