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Ramadan at work: skipping lunch, no coffee breaks and lots of curious questions

bluesky.chicagotribune.com — These days, Jamal Afridi eats dinner around 8:30 p.m., well after his workday ends and more than 16 hours since he last had food or drink. Most nights, he cooks for himself or picks up Chipotle on his way home from work at 1871 as a product developer at online brokerage MortgageHippo.
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RT @aminamania: Unlike you, thousands of Muslims across Chicago are about to *not* take a break for lunch. trib.in/1nkQxA8

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Skipping lunch, no coffee breaks and lots of curious questions: @aminamania looks at Ramadan in the workplace bluesky.chicagotribune.com/originals/chi-…

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.@aminamania reports on how Muslims observe Ramadan fasting in the workplace trib.in/1AbA4Ui

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Man injured during fall in team-building drill: lawsuit

chicagotribune.com — (Tribune illustration) It was supposed to be a workplace exercise to build mutual respect, understanding and empathy between co-workers of an Addison fire safety company. Instead, according to a DuPage County lawsuit, one employee suffered untold "pain and suffering in body and mind" when he fell to the floor after being "propelled" into the air during what was supposed to be a team-building event.
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Well, I once bonked my head during a trust fall -- Man injured during team-building drill: lawsuit chicagotribune.com/suburbs/hinsda…

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RT @kurtgessler: Man sues claiming he was injured by co-workers during team-building exercise trib.in/1rDWkDK

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Man sues claiming he was injured by co-workers during team-building exercise trib.in/1rDWkDK

Tweedy, Williams get Taste pay despite cancellation

chicagotribune.com — Hometown rocker Jeff Tweedy and alt-country chanteuse Lucinda Williams made out OK even though morning storms washed out their evening sets when the city opted to close Taste of Chicago the day they were scheduled to play.
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No Mexican Coke for Jeff Tweedy -- Tweedy, Williams pocket fees despite Taste cancellation chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-…

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Interesting insight into performer contracts at a big festival, and getting paid even if you don't play: chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-…

Boeing reaches plane parts deal with Iran

chicagotribune.com — U.S. planemaker Boeing has disclosed an agreement with Iran to provide airplane parts, relaxing a three-decade freeze in ties as part of a broader package of sanctions relief. The agreement sets out general terms and conditions for the "potential sale of certain goods and services related to the safety of flight," Boeing said in a regulatory filing.
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RT @thekarami: Boeing discloses deal with Iran Air for airplane parts other services, first US aerospace deal with Iran since 1979. chicagotribune.com/business/sns-r…

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RT @lrozen: RT @thekarami: Boeing discloses deal with #Iran Air for airplane parts 1st US aerospace deal with Iran since 1979. chicagotribune.com/business/sns-r…

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RT @lrozen: RT @thekarami: Boeing discloses deal with #Iran Air for airplane parts 1st US aerospace deal with Iran since 1979. chicagotribune.com/business/sns-r…

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RT @thekarami: Boeing discloses deal with #Iran Air for airplane parts 1st US aerospace deal with Iran since 1979. chicagotribune.com/business/sns-r…

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Teen charged in Shamiya Adams' slaying

chicagotribune.com — A teen was charged Wednesday night in the murder of Shamiya Adams, the 11-year-old girl who was struck by a stray bullet Friday night during a sleepover inside a West Side apartment, authorities said. The suspect was identified as Tevin Lee, 18, who has no convictions as an adult, court records show.
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Teen charged in Shamiya Adams' slaying chicagotribune.com/news/local/bre… Everything about this is awful.

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Teen charged in death of 11-year-old girl, shot & killed at a sleepover when a bullet went thru a window chicagotribune.com/news/local/bre…

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Shamiya Adams, 11, was making s'mores at a friend's house when a bullet flew through an open window trib.in/1pfAeRY

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Teen charged in Shamiya Adams' death, struck by stray bullet at a sleepover trib.in/1pfAeRY pic.twitter.com/aHnvbzga0k

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Teen charged in fatal shooting of 11-year-old girl at sleepover trib.in/1z7PYO0

Graphic: How your energy bill could change

chicagotribune.com — A new pricing structure from Integrys Energy Services will place electricity customers into one of 10 categories based on prior electricity usage, which will be used to determine which flat monthly charge those customers will pay on bills. According to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office the new rate structure is expected to lower monthly electric bills for roughly 60 percent of Chicago customers.

Redflex insider: I testified about secret meeting

chicagotribune.com — A former employee of the company that launched Chicago's red light cameras testified Wednesday before a federal grand jury investigating bribery allegations, and he said he recounted a secret meeting atop the John Hancock Center and even answered questions about yellow light times at city intersections.

Metra considers allowing pets on trains

chicagotribune.com — Metra is considering a pilot program that would allow pets in carriers to travel aboard the commuter line, a spokeswoman said Thursday. The policy change would put the agency in line with the CTA and other commuter railroads around the country. Metra currently bans all but service animals aboard its trains.
Jul 24, 2014

RT @RichWronski: Want a pooch as a passenger next to you? #Metra seeks feedback about pets on trains chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-…

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Want a pooch as a passenger next to you? #Metra seeks feedback about pets on trains chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-…

Suspect in '92 slaying of Niles West student held in Los Angeles

chicagotribune.com — A 71-year-old man was arrested in Los Angeles County on a murder warrant issued out of Cook County earlier this month. A warrant was issued on July 21 for Robert Serritella on a murder charge, according to Cook County court records.

TJ & Dave will run Mission stage within new iO

chicagotribune.com — One of the busiest summers in Chicago's sketch and improv community just got busier. Next month veteran improvisers TJ Jagodowski and David Pasquesi will open a theater of their own called the Mission, which will be housed in the new iO Theater space at 1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Jul 24, 2014

Improv nerds: @NinaMetzNews says TJ & Dave will get their own independently operated theater inside the new iO space chicagotribune.com/entertainment/…

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BIG NEWS: New sketch/improv theater opening in town from the incomparable TJ Jagodowski & @DPasquesi aka "TJ & Dave" trib.in/1ry2p2X

William M. O`shea

articles.chicagotribune.com — William M. O`Shea, 87, the founder of the Brewers Association of America, died Monday in his Near North Side home. Mr. O`Shea, an attorney, founded the trade association for beer manufacturers in 1943. Mr. O`Shea retired in 1986. He is survived by two sons; Joseph and Rev.
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RT @summitbeer: @mspbjHalter He is no longer with us. Retired in 1986, same year the brewery officially began producing beer. Hmmm. articles.chicagotribune.com/1990-10-18/new…

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RT @summitbeer: @mspbjHalter He is no longer with us. Retired in 1986, same year the brewery officially began producing beer. Hmmm. articles.chicagotribune.com/1990-10-18/new…

Hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin files for divorce

chicagotribune.com — Ken Griffin, head of Chicago-based hedge fund Citadel Investment and one of the nation's wealthiest men, has filed for divorce from his wife Anne Dias Griffin, his lawyer confirmed Wednesday. "A petition for dissolution was filed on his behalf today," his attorneys at Berger Schatz in Chicago said in a statement.
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Hedge fund billionaire seeking divorce has been separated more than a year, court records show: trib.in/1mJ8Cmx

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RT @moorehn: Hey laaaadies RT @mdecambre Billionaire hedge fund maestro Ken Griffin’s single again! trib.in/1sUQs9n

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In all seriousness, Ken Griffin's wife, Anne Dias, is much admired among women in finance. A powerhouse. chicagotribune.com/business/break…

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'Fifty Shades of Grey' trailer released

chicagotribune.com — Universal has released a full-length theatrical trailer for the film "Fifty Shades of Grey." The film is scheduled to be released on Feb. 13, 2015.

Magic in the Moonlight review

chicagotribune.com — Among recent Woody Allen films, the crabby but pretty "Magic in the Moonlight" is a well-thumbed playing card from the middle of the deck, not one of his fully good ones ( "Midnight in Paris," "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" ), not one of the whiffs ("Cassandra's Dream," "Scoop," "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger" ).
Jul 24, 2014

RT @phillipstribune: Woody Allen's #MagicInTheMoonlight w Colin Firth and Emma Stone. Late '20s French Riviera setting. Excellent hats. trib.in/1x66riH

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Woody Allen's #MagicInTheMoonlight w Colin Firth and Emma Stone. Late '20s French Riviera setting. Excellent hats. trib.in/1x66riH

Most Wanted Man review

chicagotribune.com — It's impossible to watch the character anchoring Anton Corbijn's cool, clear-eyed film version of "A Most Wanted Man" without forgetting the fate of the bleary-eyed but fantastically vital actor who plays him. Philip Seymour Hoffman died of a drug overdose in February after completing work on what became his final starring role in the movies.
Jul 24, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman's final lead role: a German spy in #AMostWantedMan. Quietly compelling for a host of reasons. trib.in/WFmOYW

Jul 24, 2014

Phillip Seymour Hoffman's last starring role. Michael Phillips reviews 'A Most Wanted Man' ★★★ chicagotribune.com/entertainment/…

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