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From the vault – anticipating the Olympic Village

Aerial view of Michael Reese site

Five years ago Chicagoans were debating whether the city would or should host the 2016 Olympics. YoChicago was noting that the city’s “claim to the 2016 Summer Olympics is anything but a lock” and passing along news reports of local developers’ keen interest in building the Olympic Village south of McCormick Place. A part of ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 13, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Whatever happened to the “games or no games” Olympic Village?

2016 Olympics rendering

Five years ago today we were reporting on the Olympics: Mayor Daley intends to build an Olympic Village whether the 2016 Summer Olympic Games come to Chicago or not, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune report today. This should come as no surprise. The Olympic Village will leave the city with 5,000 units of ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 24, 2012