If Chicago wins the bid Friday, for the 2016 summer games, at the big meeting of the International Olympics Committee in Denmark, Crain's Chicago Business says it will host a noon rally Monday at Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr. in the Windy City.
Popular Nancy Faust -- the only person ever to have played for both the Chicago White Sox baseball team and the Chicago Bulls basketball team on the same day will provide the musical entertainment. (A little Chicago trivia here, she's the stadium organist for both teams.)
Now that the most powerful person in the free world -- Oprah Winfrey -- is being joined in Copenhagen by President Barack Obama, as well as the first lady, odds makers are saying the US of A could be running neck-in-neck with rival Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the prize.
If, indeed, a prize is really what it is.
For more info:
USA Today looks at Chicago's bid
eXaminers report on Chicago 2016
Barack Obama and me
Rare buttons, mugs, shirts available from '08 campaign
the ongoing debate over Congressional legislation
and its impact.