This Week’s Biggest Gainers:
The University of Chicago professor won the 2007 Nobel Economics Prize.
Despite the department facing a multimillion-dollar lawsuit for alleged misconduct, the CPD superintendent was praised for disbanding the notorious S.O.S. unit.
The president of Southern Illinois University will keep his job after all, even though it was revealed he plagiarized his master’s and doctoral theses back in the late seventies and early eighties.
The Bears receiver and kick returner proved once again that he’s the most exciting player in the NFL, scoring two awe-inspiring touchdowns against the Vikings.
The executive director of Chinatown’s Pui Tak Community Center saw his cause receive a $100,000 grant for rehabbing, beating out twenty-four other Chicago-area landmarks.
This Week’s Biggest Losers:
The CTA president revealed the agency’s 2008 budget plan, which includes a fare-hike to $3.25, the elimination of multiple bus routes and the laying-off of nearly 2,000 employees. Way to go.
Blame fell on the coaches shoulders after a season-crippling loss to the Vikings. At Soldier Field. Way to go.
The Bears defensive coordinator watched Brian Urlacher and crew surrender 444 yards of offense to the Vikings. Way to go.
Jays Foods Inc.
The Chicago chip-maker filed for Chapter 11. Again.
Environment Illinois announced that almost fifty percent of the state’s waterways are unsafe for swimming and fishing.