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Chicago Hype Exchange: Charting the Capricious Contours of Celebrity

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This Week’s Biggest Gainers:

1
Derrick Rose
Not only the youngest MVP ever, but the nicest too.

2
Richard M. Daley
Chicago’s longest-serving mayor took his final victory lap.

3
Andrew White
Lookingglass artistic director was surprised with a Best Regional Theatre Tony Award.

4
Edward Burke
Power sharing is better than powerless, right?

5
Eddy Hartenstein
New Trib CEO appointed to fill the seat most recently occupied by Randy Michaels with a promise to do his breast–er, best.

 

This Week’s Biggest Losers:

1
Richard M. Daley
Heading into his final week, the Sun-Times starting digging up FBI files revisiting his ties to “Big Tuna” Accardo pal Jack Duff Jr.

2
Bobby Richardson
What a snow job. Streets and San commissioner slapped with a suspension rather than firing for sending his city subordinates on personal errands on the city’s—yours, that is—dime.

3
Rocky Raccoon
The city’s gone coon hunting, euthanizing more than a hundred of Rocky’s cousins found near the lakefront in recent weeks.

4
Tommie Talley
Disgraced city water boss once fired, then hired by Todd Stroger, now fired again.

5
Ozzie Guillen
His once-ballyhooed Sox were no-hit by a journeyman pitcher in a faltering season’s low point.

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