This Week’s Biggest Gainers
1 Barack Obama
On a historic day for the nation’s medical community, the president lifted the Bush administration’s ban on funding stem-cell research.
2 Roland Burris
A state Senate subcommittee voted not to pursue a special election to replace the U.S. senator.
3 Robert Gallucci
The former Georgetown University dean was named the new president of the MacArthur Foundation.
4 Mike Phillips
The Intelligentsia coffee man won Best Barista at the U.S. Barista Competition.
5 Ben Gordon
Despite the loss, the Bulls guard notched 43 points and went toe-to-toe with Dwayne Wade in a stunner against the Miami Heat.
This Week’s Biggest Losers
1 Marni Yang
The Chicago woman was arrested and charged with the 2007 murder of former Bear Shaun Gayle’s pregnant girlfriend.
2 Terry Sedlacek
The 27-year-old man was arrested and charged with murdering Rev. Fred Winters-mid-sermon-at the First Baptist Church in Maryville.
3 Christopher Kelly
The O’Hare contractor and former Blagojevich fundraiser was banned from ever doing business in Chicago.
4 Drew Peterson
The step-brother spilled the beans about the blue barrel, bringing Stacy Peterson’s disappearance back into the spotlight.
5 Jodi Weis
Despite having Daley’s support, the police superintendent was forced against his will to hand over the list of policemen who’ve received complaints of misconduct.