This Week’s Biggest Gainers
1 Jody Weis
The police superintendent received some good news for a change when three of his officers on trial for the Jefferson Tap brawl were acquitted.
2 Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Sheriff Tom Dart
All were named to Time’s “100” list of most influential people in the nation.
Nabbed the James Beard award for Outstanding Restaurant Design.
4 Kerry Knee, Julie Smolyansky
The two local CEOs were named to Playboy’s “Sexiest CEOs” list.
5 Barack Obama
With the announcement of Supreme Court Justice David Souter’s retirement plans, the president has been given the opportunity to appoint whoever he likes.
This Week’s Biggest Losers
1 Carlos Zambrano
The Cubs ace was sent to the fourteen-day disabled list with a pulled hamstring; he’ll miss at least three starts.
2 Vinny Del Negro
They gave the Celtics a good run, but the Bulls coach watched his team fall in game seven of the series.
3 Vincent Richardson
The teenager who impersonated a Chicago policeman earlier in the year was arrested for stealing a car.
4 Jesse Jackson
The reverend is reportedly facing a $67,000 lawsuit for bailing on a 2007 speaking appearance.
5 Wayne Watson
Chicago State University’s new president was greeted with boos by students and faculty.