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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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Friday, October 22

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Former governor George Ryan has finally been indicted in the "licenses for bribes" scandal that plagued his administration. Twenty-two counts of racketeering, mail and tax fraud, and giving false statements were levied against the ex-guv., the culmination of several years of investigations. More in the Trib and Sun-Times; read the official DoJ press release (PDF). [Trib login: gapers/gapers]

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