They Aren't Saying Nothin'
As the world boxing championships enter its first weekend here, local officials are refusing to detail what city services are being used to stage the event.
Pressed on the matter Friday, Chicago 2016 Olympic bid chairman Pat Ryan said that "no public funds are being used" but acknowledged that the city Police and Fire departments are providing manpower.
But supervisors in the city's detective areas and specialized police units said they have been understaffed because their employees have been placed on security duty for the boxing event, being held at the UIC Pavilion.
One boss said most of his staff was monitoring hotels where boxers, fight officials and foreign media have been staying. Much of the unit's work was on hold, he said.
And remember, even though this event is probably less than 1/100th the size of a Bears game, it's a dry run for the entire Olympics experience. Hahahaha - we just snorted coffee all over the computer.
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