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Chicago Hype Exchange: Charting the capricious contours of celebrity

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This Week’s Biggest Gainers:

1
Hillary Clinton
The Senator banked a triumphant win in Nevada.

2
Eugene Sawyer
The ex-Chicago mayor, the last before Daley, passed away and was memorialized fondly.

3
Alton Logan
The prisoner—who went to jail in 1982 for a South Side murder he says he didn’t commit—may be released soon, as new evidence supporting his case surfaced.

4
Wicker Park Residents
Forbes released its list of most profitable neighborhoods in the country, and Wicker Park topped all other Chicago locations.

5
Patrick Lalime
The Hawks goalie was impressive all week long, with multiple game-saving saves, which allowed his team to venture on a multi-game winning streak.

This Week’s Biggest Losers:

1
Barack Obama
A loss in Nevada, and the Sun-Times reports he is indeed the “political candidate” mentioned in the Rezko case. Bad week…

2
John Herman
The Chicago policeman was sentenced to twenty-five years in prison for sexually assaulting a women inside her home in 2004.

3
JamesOn Curry
The Bulls draft pick was arrested in Boise, Idaho for public urination. Just hold it a little longer…

4
Oprah Winfrey
The Big O lost out to Ellen on the Harris poll as favorite TV personality, a slot she’s held for the last five years.

5
William Grieger
It was made public that last December the Streets and San worker attempted to solicit sex from an undercover police officer.

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