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Stunning loss for city

October 2, 2009
We are stunned. Chicago lost. Some Chicagoans may be cheering, but many others, including this newspaper, enthusiastically looked forward to the Games. And the way we lost it — dumped in the first round of voting. What was that? And here we thought we were a contender.