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Chicago Hype Exchange: Charting the Capricious Contours of Celebrity

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This week’s biggest gainers:

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

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

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

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

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:

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.

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

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.

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

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

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