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Chicago chefs pay edible tribute to their culinary mentors

We asked some of the city’s top chefs to create a dish to honor a person who influenced their cooking. The exercise stirred many kitchen memories, about everyone from Rick Bayless to dear ol’ mom.

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Cover Story: The poop scoop on festival season. Service Sanitation porta-potties have become a ubiquitous sight at Chicago’s outdoor concerts. And even if you don’t think you want to, you’re about to learn about the business that put them there. Politics: Rising Star reveals a young Barack Obama who’s all too human, says Ben Joravsky. Arts & Culture: American Writers Museum is just a dead writers’ society. A new “national” institution presents a touch-screen literary history.

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