MAYOR DALEY LOOKING OUT FOR THE "LITTLE GUY"
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley "openly touted" his preference
for an open-air stadium at the Univ. of Illinois-Chicago
yesterday saying residents have "no pot of gold available to plug
the gap in a developer's plan for a domed stadium," according to
the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES. Daley charged that developer Richard
Stein's PSL plan "would squeeze out the little guy in favor of
corporations that can afford the hefty stroke." Daley: "This is
a big business. They're not worried about Stanley and Joe and
Paul and Mary and Tom and Sandy. Those are individual ticket
buyers. Maybe they don't need 'em" (Fran Spielman, CHICAGO SUN-
TIMES, 8/24). Columnist Jay Mariotti writes, "The most sensible
idea ... remains the renovation of the priceless football shrine
that is Soldier Field" (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 8/24).