On the afternoon our town was selected as the country's choice for the 2016 Olympic Games, reporter Dave Newbart caught up with a woman and her son at a tiny playground in Washington Park. She talked of how a stadium will "bring jobs to the people who live down here."
Are the Olympic Games just the thing this South Side neighborhood needs to spur long-awaited revival? If Chicago is bested by Rio de Janeiro, Madrid or Tokyo, will the South Side's big chance at a come back be slowed?
Tell us what you think? What are your predictions, concerns, prophecies? What's the streetside chatter in surrounding neighborhoods? Oh, and do you worry about losing your favorite picnic spot?