It was a sight to behold – a batch of people in Daley Plaza who want the Olympics to be held in Chicago chanting “We’re number 4” (the city’s International Olympic Committee ballot position), only to learn the results of the first round of votes and realize that Chicago really WAS number 4.
The Second City was the first of the four finalist cities to get knocked out of competition to host the 2016 Summer Olympic games.
THEN, A SILENCE overcame that downtown crowd. I never knew that many Chicagoans gathered together could be that quiet.
Now we can be lumped in with New York, which had its own Olympic dreams taken down four years ago. And now, maybe we can get on with our lives, while some of us will dream about what could have been in Washington Park.