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Chicago Hype Exchange: Charting the Capricious Contours of Celebrity

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This Week’s Biggest Gainers:

1
The Lookingglass Ensemble
Tony, from New  York, says he loves ya!

2
Ozzie Guillen
Have you noticed? His once hapless White Sox are in striking range of first place.

3
Rahm Emanuel
Signaling a commitment to transparency, the new mayor published the salaries of all city workers and the media swooned.

4
Dick Durbin
Illinois Senator beat back evil bankers in a money-muscled attempt to crush his small-biz-friendly debit card legislation.

5
Michael Jordan
Um, Scottie? LeBron? Hardly.

 

This Week’s Biggest Losers:

1
Rahm Emanuel
New mayor welcomed with a national-headline-making Mag Mile crime wave.

2
Mike Quade
Have you noticed? His once hopeful Cubs are in striking distance of last place.

3
Paige Wiser
Sun-Times fired its TV columnist after she bailed on “Glee Live” show when her kid puked (that could have been her review!) and cribbed the finale, incorrectly.

4
Rod Blagojevich
Too bad Illinois trials aren’t televised, since your testimony sounds like it would have been quite the entertainment. Bet the jury isn’t finding it as funny in deliberations reruns…

5
Andrew Mason
Sheesh. You’d think Groupon’s IPO filing would be a happy occasion, not a dinner bell for vultures.

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