This Week’s Biggest Gainers
1 The Ricketts Family
The brokerage billionaires finally locked down the purchase of the Cubs—or so it seemed, till the news broke of a second offer being submitted to the Tribune’s bankruptcy judge.
2 Sam Zell
Glad that’s over.
3 Mayor Daley
City officials reported that city’s homicide rate is down nearly thirteen percent compared to last year.
4 Mark Buerhle
The Sox pitcher is the team’s lone representative at the All-Star Game.
5 Ted Lilly
The Cubs pitcher is the team’s lone representative at the All-Star Game.
This Week’s Biggest Losers
1 Mayor Daley
Still, there were sixty-three reported shootings in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend.
2 Fred Batrony
The cab driver was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a passenger after he picked her up at Clark and Fullerton.
3 Dale Tallon
The Blackhawks general manager has a lot of answering to do after a clerical error may lead to Kris Versteeg’s unrestricted free agency.
4 Ben Gordon
Apparently, the Bulls aren’t good enough for him; he signed with the Detroit Pistons.
5 Ryan Freel
The Cubs unloaded the ineffectual infielder to the Royals for the ever popular “Player to be Named Later.”