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Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Thursday, July 18

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Plum Island, near Starved Rock, is a primary nesting ground for Illinois's 3,100 bald eagles -- and it's slated for bulldozing to build vacation homes. This Saturday, between 2 and 5 PM, visit the Edgewater Branch of the Chicago Public Library and meet Deshka, a 7-year-old female bald eagle, and representatives of SOAR (Save Our Amazing Raptors) to learn how you can help preserve this habitat. If you can't make it, sign Lt. Governor Quinn's petition online.

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