Mayor Richard Daley today sought one more time to rally the city behind the bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics before heading to Copenhagen for next week's vote to determine who will host the games.
Daley did not directly answer questions about the business relationship between Chicago bid committee member Michael Scott and prospective Olympic Village developer, outlined in a Tribune story today.
Instead, he took a broad shot at the local media, saying they have been unfair without offering specifics. He suggested negative media coverage, combined with public concerns over the economy, may have dampened enthusiasm for the bid in Chicago.
"No - because of people like you - [people] in your business are getting laid off every day," Daley told reporters. "People are getting laid off in your business all over this country, and you better believe people are mad. They're upset. They lost a job."