This Week’s Biggest Gainers:
Big week: Surprise win in South Carolina, endorsements from the Trib, Ted Kennedy and Toni Morrison.
Despite taking some heat from the Native American community, Hawks fans are giddy over the team’s coach’s “Commit to the Indian” slogan.
The radio jock thought better than take Drew Peterson up on his “Win a Date with Drew Peterson” contest offer.
University of Illinois
The Champaign university held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new residence hall that will be the school’s first certifiably green building.
Chicagoland Bicycle Federation
The local organization was selected as one of the first recipients of a REI/Bicycle Friendly Communities Grant, of $15,000.
This Week’s Biggest Losers:
A shocking loss in South Carolina, a diss from Obama at the State of the Union address and no endorsement from the Trib? Hmm…
The much-maligned businessman had his bond revoked and was sent to jail.
Nobly offered himself up for a “Win a Date with Drew Peterson” contest—while his wife’s still missing—and received a death threat in his mailbox over the weekend.
The Trib reported that O’Hare finished first in flight delays and cancellations amongst the country’s busiest airports in 2007.
Roberto Rivera, Ronald Harper, Rudolph Sanchez
The former Cook County government employees—along with a handful of others—were charged with swiping as much as $1.6 million, including $500,000 from taxpayers.