This Week’s Biggest Gainers
1 Alejandro Valadez
The slain Chicago police officer was put to rest amongst a crowd of more than a thousand and glowing tributes.
2 Barack Obama
The president’s speech in Cairo concerning the United States’ relations with the Middle East was met with national acclaim… from the left, at least.
3 Mayor Daley
Despite all the current controversies, Olympics Web site aroundtherings.com still lists Chicago as the frontrunner for 2016.
4 Dan McNeil
The Sun-Times columnist and former sports talk show host on ESPN1000 landed a new gig, called the “Danny Mac Show,” at 670 The Score.
5 Carlos Zambrano
The Cubs ace pitcher returned from his injury stint and notched his 100th career win.
This Week’s Biggest Losers
1 Mayor Daley
Despite still being the “frontrunner,” Rick Telander of the Sun-Times penned perhaps the most convincing and scathing column yet on why Chicago doesn’t deserve the Olympics.
2 Steve Bryant
The gang member was sentenced to eighty-five years in prison for the 2006 murder of Ricardo Martinez, Jr.
3 Anthony Abbate
The policeman was convicted of aggravated battery following his infamous 2007 beating of a barmaid.
4 Drew Peterson
Bail reduction denied!
5 Sarah Kraft, Marcelena Castillo
The two teenagers were charged with aggravated assault after a beating they allegedly gave a fellow teen was caught on video.