From Ben Joravsky, out in the precincts:
"I was driving down 57th Street headed to Washington Park when I got a call from a friend telling me Chicago had lost its bid for the 2016 Olympics.
"I honked my horn, rolled down the window, and let out a whoop of joy.
"And other people were honking their horns and shouting right back at me. I've now been walking around Washington Park for more than an hour and I haven't found one person who feels bad about this. We will be analyzing the International Olympic Committee's decision for weeks, but the bottom line is this: in Chicago, nobody really wanted the games.
"It's one of the best days of my life since Harold Washington was elected mayor."