Gapers Block has ceased publication.

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.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions. 


Saturday, July 20

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As a recently turned non-smoker, a proposed smoking ban on Chicago beaches caughy my eye. The idea is two-fold: to protect public health and cut down on litter. Cigarette butts are the biggest component of litter collected on beaches, representing 42 percent of all trash. Can a ban like this be enforced in such a large city? If you'd like to participate in the annual cleanup, it's this Saturday starting at 9 am.

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