This Week’s Biggest Gainers
1 Jennifer Hudson
In what’s been a series of big weeks, the Chicago-bred singer won a Grammy for Best R&B album.
2 Barack Obama
The president received positive reviews for his first primetime press conference.
3 Kanye West
Took home some Grammy gold of his own in the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration category, for his work on Estelle’s “American Boy.”
4 Bears Fans
Experienced some relief after it was announced ticket prices for the 2009-2010 season will not be raised. Nor will expectations.
5 Abraham Lincoln
Honest Abe turned 200 this week, amidst vast tributes and life retrospectives.
This Week’s Biggest Losers
1 James “Little Jimmy” Marcello
The “Family Secrets” mobster was sentenced to life in prison.
2 Father John Regan
The former priest at St. Walter’s Parish in Roselle was charged with pocketing more than $100,000 of parishioners donations.
3 Juan Quintero
The 25-year-old man was arrested for impersonating a policeman—replica handgun and all—in the Lincoln Square neighborhood.
4 Bill Ayers
State Senator Larry Bomke proposed legislation in an effort to force the UIC professor’s dismissal.
5 Robert Walston
The former teamster president was indicted for cocaine-trafficking.