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By Staff in News on Aug 30, 2011 5:40PM

Today is Free Gyros Day. Fill out the online form and get yours. [Kronos Free Gyros]
The death toll from Hurricane Irene now stands at 40. [Tribune]
President Obama tells a group of veterans in Minnesota, "in hard times, Americans don’t quit. We don’t give up." [Sun-Times]
Traffic for online deal-a-day giants Groupon and LivingSocial slipped slightly last month. [Crain's]
A chef's tells the Daily Herald his grill costs nearly $16,000. Oh, and he's also vice president of product development for the company that built his grill. [Daily Herald]
Check out the photo accompanying Wikipedia's entry for "strikeout." (This may be particularly painful for White Sox fans.) [Wikipedia]
A Chicago casino remains a roll of the dice. [Progress Illinois]