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Chicago Hype Exchange: Charting the Capricious Contours of Celebrity

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This week’s biggest gainers:

1
Rahm Emanuel
The city’s daily newspapers both inked their mayoral endorsements for the Rahmrod.

2
Richard Dent
Bears ’85er’s Hall of Fame nod almost made us forget the Packers won the Super Bowl. Almost.

3
Riccardo Muti
Another outpouring of civic adoration for the CSO maestro followed another health scare.

4
Gery Chico
Rahm may have the newspapers, but Chico’s looking to be organized labor’s love, with a slew of new endorsements.

5
Richard Daley
What, me worry? The mayor kept a low profile during the worst of the blizzard, allowing his staff to fall on their swords for the inevitable mishaps.

This week’s biggest losers:

1
Raymond Orozco
With his boss hiding out, Mayor Daley’s chief of staff took the fall for the Lake Shore No Drive during the blizzard.

2
Al Sanchez
Former Streets and San honcho got two-and-a-half years in the slammer while his successor got two feet of snow.

3
Andrew Mason
Groupon honcho’s Super Bowl ad debut took heat for trivializing Tibet. Because those Go Daddy and Doritos ads exhibit true social consciousness.

4
Thomas Byrne
There is no more thankless job on the planet than head of Streets and San during a Chicago blizzard.

5
Carlos Boozer
Dang, not even the All-Star bench?

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