This Week’s Biggest Gainers
The Cubs skipper found his squad in first place at the All-Star break with the best record in the National League.
The Sox skipper found his team in first place at the All-Star break as well.
The Cubs GM answered the Brewers’ CC Sabathia move by acquiring an ace of his own, the Oakland Atheletics’ Rich Harden.
The Chicago mystery writer won the Strand Magazine Critics Award for best first novel.
The 25-year-old Uptown man was hailed as a hero after he rescued an abandoned newborn he found wrapped in a grocery bag.
This Week’s Biggest Losers
Rough week of O-bombs; at a fundraiser in Chicago comedian Bernie Mac made jokes the presidential hopeful found “inappropriate,” and then The New Yorker ran a satiric cover featuring him in Muslim garb, fist-tapping his militia-clothed wife.
The Chicago police superintendent was reamed by Mayor Daley and took criticism from the press for downtown shootings during the Taste of Chicago.
The Tribune Company owner suffered the resignation of Trib editor Ann Marie Lipinski.
The new Bulls guard and great hope for the future was fined $1,000 for his recent speeding incident.
The Morris, Illinois man went psycho and choked a referee at a soccer game involving 6- and 7-year-olds; he got fourteen days in jail, plus a $500 fine.