This Week’s Biggest Gainers
1 Shani Davis
The Chicago Olympian won a gold and a silver in speed skating in the Winter Games.
2 Evan Lysacek
The Naperville figure skater won the gold medal in the Winter Games.
3 Alan Haymaker
The Chicago policeman was killed in an auto wreck while answering a call on the job, and he received glowing tributes from friends and colleagues alike.
4 Roger Ebert
A new profile in Esquire magazine had fans reaching out to the influential critic in praise.
5 White Sox, Cubs
Spring training officially launched for both teams, raising hopes among fans, at least temporarily, for this summer.
This Week’s Biggest Losers
1 Michael Selvie
The South Side man was found guilty of murdering then-Bear Tank Johnson’s bodyguard at a River North nightclub in 2006.
2 John Salmons, Tyrus Thomas
The Bulls players were traded to make salary-cap room for this summer’s upcoming free-agent free-for-all.
3 George Ryan
The former governor was denied his state pension by the Illinois Supreme Court.
4 Justin Bird
The Oak Forest High School student was suspended from school for five days after he posted negative comments about a teacher on his Facebook page. Busted!
5 Bears Fans
Those of us still foolishly cheering for Chicago’s football team received a rude surprise when it was announced the organization’s raising some ticket prices for the 2010 season.