I’m taking the name of my post from the anti-Olympics group that is/was operative in Chicago.

A lot of people are unhappy about this decision, and a lot of others are happy.  I’m in the latter camp.  Chicago needs love and attention in the form of economic development, but this is not the best way.  I really hope they can take some of the plans written up and turn them into non-Olympics-oriented development proposals/guidelines.

As far as the Michael Reese Hospital controversy,  I’m torn, but it sounds like they’re tearing down the Gropius buildings anyway.  If they can do something along the lines of repair and reuse, that’s probably the best solution.