This Week’s Biggest Gainers
The R&B star was acquitted of all counts of child pornography.
The Illinois senator got Al Gore’s endorsement in his bid for the presidency.
Vinny Del Negro
The former NBA guard was officially named the new coach of the Chicago Bulls.
The Chicago playwright’s “August: Osage County” took home six Tony Awards, including one for Best Play.
The big baby finally gave in and showed up at camp.
This Week’s Biggest Losers
Took some heat as the first weekend of beautiful weather Chicago’s had in ages also saw the shooting deaths of eight men.
The hip-hop star was the target of angry graffiti and hurled glow-sticks after his Bonnaroo Festival performance was delayed two hours.
The Cook County sheriff’s department conducted a sting on Craigslist that led to seventy-six arrests of both men and women on prostitution-related charges.
Tribune publisher Scott Smith announced his departure, and while he said he does not blame it on Sam Zell, it follows the announcement of upcoming cutbacks at the paper.
Deborah Mort, Louis Mort, Christopher Morris
The three Chicagoans and former Leona’s employees are to be sued by the restaurant chain’s co-owner, Leon Toia, for allegedly bilking more than $1.3 million.