This Week’s Biggest Gainers
The Chicago bluesman was honored with the inaugural Great Performer of Illinois Award in a concert at Millennium Park.
The Bears linebacker finally reached a new contract agreement with the team, which includes an extension and a multimillion-dollar bonus.
The Hall of Fame Chicago newspaperman and baseball writer passed away, prompting glowing memorials across the country.
The senator and presidential hopeful answered criticisms and took a trip to the Middle East, on which he got Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to say he wants American troops out “as soon as possible.”
Berlin and The Closet
Logoonline.com named the two local drinking establishments as two of the best gay bars in America.
This Week’s Biggest Losers
Matthew Ristau, Thomas Hogueisson
The two west suburban men were charged with a series of crimes after striking a policemen and causing a car chase on the Eisenhower, eventually crashing and seriously messing up traffic for, like, the whole night.
The Chicago man was charged with an attack on a Gold Coast woman and has now been linked to several other previous crimes.
The 30-year-old Chicago man was arrested after he doused a baby raccoon with gasoline and lit it on fire.
Though he will avoid a Disabled List stint, the Cubs closer has been sidelined since the All-Star break with a blister issue.
Amongst other, well, problems, the governor’s week was made worse when it was reported that Illinois’ unemployment rate was at nearly seven percent, the highest since 1993.