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Chicago Hype Exchange: Charting the Capricious Contours of Celebrity

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 This week’s biggest gainers:

1
Lawyer Mother
An unnamed Northwestern University Law Schooler went into labor while taking the bar exam, finished the test, then walked across the street to a hospital and gave birth. Perhaps she’ll go into labor law?

2
Rahm Emanuel
Pledged to plug the budget gap without new taxes.

3
Snoop Dogg
The Doggfather is expanding his youth football league to the Windy City in the hopes of muzzling teen violence.

4
Richard M. Daley
Remember him? As the White Sox announced the August 3 game against the Yankees was “Mayor Daley Day,” a new Humboldt Park public library branch will also bear his name.

5
Frank Thomas
The retired Sox slugger? Statuesque.

 

This week’s biggest losers:

1
Joe Walsh
The Congressman Tea Partier is being sued for not paying $117,000 in child support for his three kids. Guess there was “no compromise” between him and his ex-wife, Laura, either.

2
Rahm Emanuel
Um, that gap will be $635.7 million.

3
John Hall
The Goose Island founder and CEO is moving the production of Chicago beer 312 to New York. Pour me a 212?

4
Christine Johnson
The head of the Kendall County Animal Control facility admitted to euthanizing the wrong bull mastiff while putting “Moose” up for adoption, a dog which has bitten at least three people. She did not say anything about letting dead dogs lie.

5
Olin Kreutz
Waffled on a $4 million renewal offer from the Bears, so they replaced the veteran team leader.

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