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Illinois Casino Hires Marginally Elvis-esque Elvis Impersonator in Apparently Rebounding Elvis Impersonator Job Market

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After a March 2009 fire that gutted Joliet, Illinois,' Empress Pavilion casino, Penn National invested $70 million to re-open the formerly Egyptian-themed gaming palace as a Hollywood-themed destination, named, appropriately enough, the Hollywood Casino.

The new operation "combines Hollywood lights and screens with 1930s art deco decor."

“It’s very impressive -- better than the old place,” said customer Jim Jurszyk. “This is gorgeous.”

Driving the theme home at this week's grand re-opening was a Joan Rivers impersonator:



An Angelina Jolie impersonator:



And for some reason that escapes us, a Freddie Prinze impersonator:



But in all seriousness, as 10% unemployment is no joke, the appearance of an Elvis this unimpressive--to say nothing of the Christina Aguilera impersonator with him--means demand for Elvii is outpacing supply. A bit of positive news in an otherwise flaccid job market.
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