This Week’s Biggest Gainers
1 Brad Smith
The local songwriter had his “Help Yourself” tune—written for the new movie “Up in the Air”—featured prominently in movie theaters across the nation.
2 Northwestern University
Football team scored a spot at the Outback Bowl.
3 Northern Illinois University
Football team scored a spot at the International Bowl.
4 Pat Quinn
The governor got a lucky break when officials at the U.S. Census Bureau’s Chicago office announced they would be hiring 100,000 workers across the state.
5 Chicago Blackhawks and WGN-TV
Last weekend’s Hawks/Penguins game landed the team its highest television rating in more than twenty years.
This Week’s Biggest Losers
1 David Headley
The Chicagoan was charged with six counts of conspiracy for allegedly helping plan the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai.
2 Rod Blagojevich
The offices of his defense team were burglarized as bandits made off with computer equipment and a safe.
3 Erwin Kupi
The South Side man was arrested and charged with producing more than 200 pounds of marijuana plants. Bummer!
4 Vinny Del Negro
At press time, Vinny’s Bulls lost seven of their last eight games.
5 Lovie Smith
Despite actually winning the game last weekend against the Rams—amazing, we know—talks of Lovie’s lack of future with the Bears only escalated in the media.