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Francesca Gattuso is an Editorial Board assistant at the Chicago Sun-Times.

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McDonald’s remodels restaurant at new headquarters — just months after opening

The changes to the much-hyped eatery are aimed at making more room during the lunch rush, which can be "congested" and "chaotic," some said.

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Chicago, Cook County voters weigh in on ballot questions

Advisory questions on the ballot includes measures about banning plastic straws and legalizing marijuana.

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Unified Cup soccer tourney kicks off Special Olympics 50th anniversary events

The tournament, which began Tuesday, kicks off several days of events, culminating with a Northerly Island concert featuring Chance the Rapper.

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Soccer tourney, torch run & Chance the Rapper part of Special Olympics’ big Chicago celebration

The Special Olympics 50th Anniversary Celebration in Chicago that will kick off on July 17 and run through July 21 is jam-packed with events.

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The Special Olympics legacy: How it all began in Chicago

An idea to hold a simple track-and-field event at Soldier Field sparked an athletic flame that continues to burn 50 years later.

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Biking in Chicago: How to explore the city on two wheels

Summertime in Chicago is the perfect time to get up and get active, and what better way to do that than by taking a ride.

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Taylor Street Festa Italiana brings Naples, Florence & Rome to Chicago

Among the city’s most popular neighborhood festivals is the annual Taylor Street Festa Italiana in Chicago’s historic Little Italy neighborhood.

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Chill out beachside at Mamby on the Beach

Chicago welcomes back Mamby on the Beach in June for the music festival’s fourth year of inviting Chicagoans to chill out beachside.

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Lipinski edges out Newman in 3rd Congressional District nail-biter

U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski squeaked out a victory Tuesday against so-called "anti-Machine" Democratic primary challenger Marie Newman.

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2 carjackings reported an hour apart last weekend in South Shore

The carjackers may have driven up to the victims in a silver-colored Kia Soul.