This Week’s Biggest Gainers:
The Blackhawks center returned after a concussion to resume his role as the “villain of Vancouver” in leading his team to an unlikely game seven after being down zero games to three without him.
As he willed the Bulls to a 3-1 lead in the playoffs versus Indiana, the putative NBA MVP made his case in the national spotlight with his play on the floor.
Veteran opera manager bolted from Houston to helm the Lyric Opera of Chicago, with the recently announced artistic leadership of Renee Fleming as his signing bonus.
The ex-guv was back in his favorite place, in the headlines, including a spate of articles portraying him as a concerned father.
Who knew? Rahm and the City Council power broker are kissing and making up after all.
This Week’s Biggest Losers:
Mayor Rahm’s anointed schools chef got the “welcome to Chicago” greeting from the Chicago media in the form of a blizzard of bad headlines and unwelcome revelations about his record.
Too bad most of those headlines concerned the commencement of his new trial.
His “all-in” Sox were acting more like all-out in slumping to a 9-14 record early in the season of great expectations.
The Blue Island man was snagged as an alleged singles-party-line serial killer of teenagers.
With four blown saves, the Sox’ designated closer was closer to losing his job.