This Week’s Biggest Gainers
The Bears kick and punt returner and human highlight reel signed a four-year contract extension with the team worth up to $40 million.
The boy who was seriously injured after taking an errant Ted Lilly foul ball to the head at a recent game threw out the first pitch at Wrigley to celebrate his eighth birthday.
The former Notre Dame receiver and current Cubs rookie reliever was called up from the minors and provided the team with a needed two-inning save.
The man unfairly blamed for sabotaging the Cubs’ 2003 World Series campaign showed some dignity and rejected a $25, 000 offer to simply make an appearance and sign a photograph.
The local roller-derby star who was paralyzed from the neck down during a bout last fall took her first steps since the accident.
This Week’s Biggest Losers
Friends of the Bolingbrook murder suspect revealed they wore wiretaps to assist the police’s investigation; a few days later, Petersen got into a fistfight with one of the, presumably, former friends, Len Wawczak.
The father of the murdered 9-year-old Mya Lyons was officially considered a suspect and even had his van seized by police.
Clint Johnson, Darnell Johnson, Maurice Evans
The three Chicago men were charged with the murder of man who fell on the L tracks and was electrocuted after an altercation at the Red Line Roosevelt stop.
Boguslaw Czapla, Jaroslaw Czapla, Maciej Trojnar
The three Elmwood Park men—and Cubs fans—were arrested for savagely beating a Sox fan after getting drunk at a child’s birthday party.
The veteran police officer was charged with taking bribes as part of a tow-truck scheme that earned him up to $800 a week.