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Chicago taxpayers will not be left holding the bag for shifting the $1.1 billion Olympic Village to the campus of Michael Reese Hospital—even though the cost of demolition and environmental clean-up is 60 percent higher than anticipated, Chicago 2016 Chairman Pat Ryan insisted Friday.
And anyway, how can we deny Oprah? Plus, we just spent $8 million in TIFbux to help renovate the Inland Steel Building in an act of preemptive blight clearance (the Daley doctrine?). Being broke is not an excuse.