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Review: Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett span eras at Ravinia

Did that really happen? Did an 88-year-old singer and a 29-year-old pop star really perform more than 30 songs without intermission, dance cheek to cheek onstage, whisper frequently into each other’s ears and, along the way, convey a sense of Jazz Age romance more typically encountered in Hollywood movies of the 1940s? 29 more words


Stateless people in Dominican Republic hope to regain citizenship - chicagotribune.com

Maribel Campusano Fajardo smiles shyly at the ring on her left hand. “The ring is just a promise, because we can’t get married without the identity card,” the 25-year-old said. 113 more words


Discipline​d IRS workers got bonuses, time off - chicagotri​bune.com

By Becky Yerak

Tribune reporter

2:24 p.m. CDT, April 22, 2014

More than 2,800 Internal Revenue Service workers who had been disciplined recently received millions of dollars in bonuses and time off as part of an employee recognition program, a new government audit shows. 359 more words

The Real Vodou: A Haitian Classical Music Concert - chicagotribune.com

As part of its One Book, Everybody Reads series, the Wilmette Public Library will present “The Real Vodou: A Haitian Classical Music Concert” on April 27 at 2:00 p.m. 97 more words


Some disabled workers making pennies per hour


Outdated law allows employees to be paid much less than minimum wage

February 10, 2014|Rex Huppke | I Just Work Here

President Barack Obama’s recent promise to use an executive order to raise the minimum wage for  978 more words

Diageo joins with Diddy for a second drink, DeLeon tequila

Diddy is yet again on the move! Diageo PLC and celebrity rapper turned business mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs have jointly bought luxury U.S. tequila brand DeLeon, hoping to repeat the success they have had with the company’s fast-growing Ciroc vodka. 71 more words

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Irish warned of football scam

Solicitation does not benefit County Mayo team, officials say


By Andy Grimm, Chicago Tribune reporter

September 8, 2013

There might be no more wrenching plea for a native of Mayo than a long-distance call for a donation to the county’s long-suffering Gaelic football club, on the eve of the all-Ireland championship match. 686 more words