This Week’s Biggest Gainers:
The Bears clinched their division and the playoffs for the second year in a row. Lovie felt invincible enough to continue to start Rex Grossman.
The weatherman soars when the snowstorm roars.
After ending Headbandgate, the Bulls switched to basketball and took off on a five-game winning streak.
Convicted ex-guv scored a jail reprieve while his appeal gets heard.
Whitney Young grad prepped for her gig as the third African-American woman to fly in space.
This Week’s Biggest Losers:
The Bears won in spite of the worst performance by a victorious quarterback in three decades.
Reports surfaced that the alleged murderer of the Burger King manager had been convicted, and freed on a technicality, of the murder of a mother and her children decades earlier.
19-year-old Urbana resident was reviled when she avoided manslaughter charges after she hit and killed a young bicyclist while she was DWDR—driving while downloading a ringtone.
Convicted ex-guv’s jail reprieve unleashed a fresh torrent of public vitriol.
The mayor’s administration came under fire for excessive political correctness when it banished promotion for the movie “The Nativity” from the “Christ child market” (Christkindlmarket) in Daley Plaza.