Stephanie Izard says the Olive Garden helped to reignite a childhood passion for food. She went to Scottsdale Culinary Institute in Arizona and later moved to Chicago where she opened up her first restaurant. Jonathan Robert Willis/Courtesy of Stephanie Izard hide caption

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Rev. Willie Barrow, a 'superdelegate,' attending the opening night of the 2008 Democratic National Convention. The long-time activist, who was a mentor to President Obama, died on Thursday. Melanie Stetson Freeman/Christian Science Monitor/Getty hide caption

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (center and 8th Ward Alderwoman Michelle Harris join phone bank workers Tuesday on Election Day in Chicago. Emanuel was unable to clear the 50 percent threshold in the race, triggering a runoff election against a fellow Democrat in April. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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In this Aug. 27 photo, members of the Jackie Robinson West Little League baseball team participate in a rally in Chicago celebrating the team's U.S. Little League Championship. Little League International has stripped the team of its national title after finding the team falsified its boundary map. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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The KinderCare Learning Center in Palatine, Ill., where five infants have been diagnosed with measles. Officials are trying to track down the source of the infection. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Frederic Cesbron (right) and Maxim Durand walk on the street outside the Hyatt Regency O'Hare hotel in Rosemont, Ill., on Sunday. Thousands of people were evacuated earlier after a chlorine gas leak at the hotel, which is hosting the 2014 Midwest FurFest convention. Nam Y. Huh/AP hide caption

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A water maintenance crew works on leaky infrastructure in Skokie, a Chicago suburb. The area loses almost 22 billion gallons of water a year because of ailing infrastructure. David Schaper /NPR hide caption

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Thomas Nellon (left), 17, and his brother Johnson Nellon, 14, of Liberia smile at their mother in the arrivals area at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York earlier this month. The brothers received a health screening upon arrival. The U.S. says it will step up screening measures for arrivals from Ebola-affected West African countries. Craig Ruttle/AP hide caption

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Travelers lined up Friday to reschedule flights at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport after the region's air traffic control was sabotaged. More flights are resuming Saturday, but hundreds were also canceled. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Bishop Blase Cupich will replace Cardinal Francis George as the new archbishop of Chicago. He's seen here in 2011, presenting a Church study on clergy sex abuse. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Fifth-graders from the Bradwell School of Excellence in Chicago's South Shore area wrote an op-ed piece for The Chicago Tribune this week, explaining how they see their neighborhood. Google hide caption

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Police investigate the scene of a shooting at 75th Street and Stewart Avenue on Saturday in Chicago. At least 50 people were shot in the city, nine of them fatally, in a wave of violence over the Fourth of July weekend. E. Jason Wambsgans/MCT /Landov hide caption

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Filmmaker George Lucas and his wife, Chicago native Mellody Hobson, are seen on the red carpet at the 2013 Governors Awards in Los Angeles. Lucas has decided to locate his new museum in the Windy City. John Shearer/Invision/AP hide caption

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