Chicago eliminated as site for 2016 Olympics

Shocking many Chicagoland residents, the IOC has eliminated Chicago in the first round of voting for the 2016 Summer Olympics site.

At this hour, the world awaits their final selection now between Rio de Janeiro and Madrid, with Tokyo being eliminated in the second round.

Region 8 News is following this story with updates throughout the day on and mobile sites, and recaps on Region 8 News this evening.