This Week’s Biggest Gainers
The presidential hopeful had a huge week, naming his VP candidate Joe Biden to applause and receiving support at the opening of the Democratic Convention in Denver with highly praised speeches from Michelle Obama and Ted Kennedy.
Despite the Bears third preseason loss, the newly named starting QB played well against the San Francisco 49ers, tossing for 147 yards and two touchdown passes.
The founding editor of the RedEye was named the new managing editor at the Trib.
The White Sox slugger blasted his 535th career homerun against the Orioles, pushing him past Jimmie Foxx on the all-time list—and within one of legendary Yankee Mickey Mantle.
Chicago Fire Department
For the first time in more than a decade the CFD got some new blood—eighty-one new firemen.
This Week’s Biggest Losers
Chicago Housing Authority
It was revealed the CHA knew of the faulty gates at Cabrini-Green that fell and killed a 3-year-old boy earlier this summer.
Clinton delegate Delmarie Cobb accused the state senate president of calling her an “Uncle Tom.”
Took severe heat from sportswriters and radio jocks for knowing of fallen rookie offensive lineman Chris Williams’ persisting injuries and drafting him anyway.
The CPD first deputy was stripped of his powers by superintendent Jody Weis.
Cubs supporters everywhere took a shot from Barack Obama after the senator labeled the fans “not serious” about their baseball. Harsh!