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Chicago Hype Exchange: Charting the capricious contours of celebrity

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This Week’s Biggest Gainers:

Hillary Clinton
The Senator banked a triumphant win in Nevada.

Eugene Sawyer
The ex-Chicago mayor, the last before Daley, passed away and was memorialized fondly.

Alton Logan
The prisoner—who went to jail in 1982 for a South Side murder he says he didn’t commit—may be released soon, as new evidence supporting his case surfaced.

Wicker Park Residents
Forbes released its list of most profitable neighborhoods in the country, and Wicker Park topped all other Chicago locations.

Patrick Lalime
The Hawks goalie was impressive all week long, with multiple game-saving saves, which allowed his team to venture on a multi-game winning streak.

This Week’s Biggest Losers:

Barack Obama
A loss in Nevada, and the Sun-Times reports he is indeed the “political candidate” mentioned in the Rezko case. Bad week…

John Herman
The Chicago policeman was sentenced to twenty-five years in prison for sexually assaulting a women inside her home in 2004.

JamesOn Curry
The Bulls draft pick was arrested in Boise, Idaho for public urination. Just hold it a little longer…

Oprah Winfrey
The Big O lost out to Ellen on the Harris poll as favorite TV personality, a slot she’s held for the last five years.

William Grieger
It was made public that last December the Streets and San worker attempted to solicit sex from an undercover police officer.

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