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Divorce Planning

It was a beautiful day, and everyone’s fancy had turned to thoughts of love–or more specifically, to love’s toxic by-products: acrimony, bitterness, division of property, and child support. “Divorce: A Survival Seminar” had attracted five Chicagoans with little in common beyond an impending change in their tax status. Financial planner Cicily Carson Maton runs the […]

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96 Cars

I found out about Rahn Harris’s cars on a recent visit to the Hyde Park Co-op, where Harris works in the produce department. He is arguably the most popular member of the produce department because of the big plastic baby rattle he keeps on the produce scale. Customers shake the musical rattle to get his […]

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Would You Hire This Man?

Who among us hasn’t fudged a little in a job interview, left a few things off a resume? At such times anonymity comes in mighty handy. But what if you’re looking for work in Chicago and your employment record is public knowledge? What if you are, say, famous opera tenor Luciano Pavarotti? Everybody knows about […]