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Chicago Hype Exchange: Charting the capricious contours of celebrity

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This week’s biggest gainers:

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Derrick Rose
LeBron who? It’s all about the Bulls and the Celtics.

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Jim Tyree
The Mesirow chief and Sun-Times savior was widely lauded after his premature death last week. Read the rest of this entry »

Chicago Hype Exchange: Charting the Capricious Contours of Celebrity

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This week’s biggest gainers:

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Patrick Quinn
The governor signed landmark legislation to repeal the death penalty. And somehow Rod Blagojevich did not try to take credit.

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Michael and Scottie
The Bulls celebrated the twentieth birthday of the wonder years, i.e. the first NBA title in 1991. Not that we’re fawning, or anything. Read the rest of this entry »

Chicago Hype Exchange: Charting the capricious contours of celebrity

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This week’s biggest gainers:

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Dan Sinker
@MayorEmanuel picked up a second fifteen minutes of fame.

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Rahm Emanuel
Mayor-elect showed his tent is big, at least big enough for Twitter imposters. Read the rest of this entry »

Chicago Hype Exchange: Charting the capricious contours of celebrity

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This week’s biggest gainers:

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Rahm Emanuel
The honeymoon starts… now. And now—it’s over. Hellooo Mayor Rahmbo.

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Dan Sinker
The media went agog when Twitter’s Chaucer of the F word, @MayorEmanuel, came out of the crawlspace and revealed himself to be the former Punk Planeteer. Read the rest of this entry »

Chicago Hype Exchange: Charting the Capricious Contours of Celebrity

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This Week’s Biggest Gainers:

1
Derrick Rose
Scored a career-high 42 in leading his team to victory over NBA-leading San Antonio Spurs and became the first Bull to start in the All-Star Game since a certain No. 23.

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Gery Chico, Miguel del Valle, Carol Moseley Braun
On the eve of the mayoral election, two, maybe three of you are getting more attention than you will again for a long time. Read the rest of this entry »

Chicago Hype Exchange: Charting the capricious contours of celebrity

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This week’s biggest gainers:

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Jody Weis
Beleaguered police supe got a last laugh when his controversial gang powwow resulted in a forty percent drop in violent crime in targeted areas.

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Richard Daley
The retiring mayor stands to command $50K per speech. Maybe he gets a bonus for doing so without fracturing his syntax. Read the rest of this entry »

Chicago Hype Exchange: Charting the Capricious Contours of Celebrity

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This week’s biggest gainers:

1
Rahm Emanuel
The city’s daily newspapers both inked their mayoral endorsements for the Rahmrod.

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

Chicago Hype Exchange: Charting the Capricious Contours of Celebrity

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This week’s biggest gainers:

1
Rahm Emanuel
The Supremes say you’re on the ballot and the media says you’re a shoo-in. Do we still need to vote?

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Derrick Rose
We’d get an ulcer too, if we’d had to wait this long to know that our stellar season landed us a starting slot in the All-Star game. Read the rest of this entry »

Chicago Hype Exchange: Charting the Capricious Contours of Celebrity

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This week’s biggest gainers:

1
Brian Urlacher
That’s a heavy load of Bear you’re carrying on your shoulders.

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Caleb Hanie
Third-string QB came thisclose to a Hollywood ending. Read the rest of this entry »

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This Week’s Biggest Gainers:

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Jay Cutler
Bears QB shut up his critics with a commanding performance in his first post-season game since high school. Now he gets to go to the prom with the Green Bay Packers.

2
Lovie Smith
Matched Da Coach’s number of Conference Championship berths by leading the Bears to the brink of their third Super Bowl, with the help of his supporting cast of castaway head coaches. Read the rest of this entry »