What Might Have Been: Chicago Hosting 2016 Olympics
August 11, 2016, 06:19 AM
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Back in 2009 President Obama personally lobbied the International Olympic Committee to bring the 2016 Summer Games to Chicago. From today’s Washington Post:
Monday was Chicago’s worst day in more than a decade for homicides, with 9 people fatally shot

By Derek Hawkins August 10

…. Chicago has experienced a surge in violence in the past year, much of it concentrated on the city’s South Side, where Lucas lived. A staggering 2,500 people have been shot in the city since the beginning of the year, more than in any year at this point since the 1990s. There have been at least 426 homicides in 2016, far more than in New York, which has three times Chicago’s population.

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