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  • Chicago Breaking News - Public congratulations, private introspection


    10/06/09

    10:10 a.m. Voting begins, and bookies lean toward Rio

    Rio has become the favorite on the British betting site, bet365.com. The latest odds are 3-4 for Rio and 6-4 for Chicago.

    Chicago had been the favorite among British bookmakers prior to Friday. Rio has been gaining betting support all day.

    Around the Rings editor Ed Hula appears on jumbotron in Daley Plaza and predicts Rio will win by one vote. The Chicago crowd booed loudly and waved Chicago 2016 flags.

    In Copenhagen, voting has begun.

    -- Stacy St. Clair, Sara Olkon and Philip Hersh

    http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/10/people-begin-gathering-at-daley-plaza.html