Chicago adds notable names to Olympic committee

February 12, 2008 3:59:08 PM PST
A prominent politician, a bar owner and a former journalist are the latest additions to Chicago's Olympic committee as the city bids to host the 2016 summer games. Former house speaker Denny Hastert, Rockit bar owner Billy Dec and long-time news anchor Walter Jacobson are now among a group of 235 people advising Chicago's bid team about everything from neighborhood issues to international relations.

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