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Chicago Hype Exchange: Charting the Capricious Contours of Celebrity

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This week’s biggest gainers:

1
Barack Obama
Who knew? He’s running for reelection with a campaign HQ back here where it all started.

2
Dennis Rodman, Tex Winter, Artis Gilmore
What do they have in common? All former Bulls and, now, all Hall of Famers.

3
Mark Buehrle
White Sox. Opening Day. Stalwart.

4
Jim Skinner
McDonald’s is going to hire 50,000 people. Or they could pay about 96 folks what their CEO makes.

5
Richard J. “R.J.” Vanecko
So no homicide investigation for Daley’s nephew after all. What a “winner.”

This week’s biggest losers:

1
Cubs Fans
Another freezing opening day, another bummer.

2
The iPhone Killer
Life in prison? There’s an app for that.

3
Louis Farrakhan
So when do you love your “brother” Moammar Gadhafi more? When he mows down his own people or when he delivers long delusional rants?

4
Terry Hilliard
You sure you want this gig? Interim police supe suspended officers after they allegedly sexually assaulted a North Side woman who needed their help.

5
Rod Blagojevich
Sorry to hear you’re disillusioned, man. Your people cry for you.

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