A lot of people felt a shudder at the city’s first-round ejection last October from the pool of candidates to host the 2016 Olympic Games. In Daley Plaza, supporters’ hands rose to cradle faces filled with tears and the sort of expressions normally seen in the wake of unexpected tragedy.
I was watching the television coverage of the IOC and I jumped around like a happy idiot when Chicago was eliminated in the first round. So did many others. But the Tribune and recently, Bloomberg News (http://is.gd/ct0X4), seems to think we all took it like the death of a relative. What gives?