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.
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As early as this week, the Chicago City Council is to vote on a proposal by Alderman Edward M. Burke to ban the use of camera phones in public bathrooms, locker rooms and showers. Burke wants to ban the use of camera phones in places where "the average Chicagoan would expect a reasonable right to privacy.'' The Chicago proposal, setting a fine of $5 to $500 for offenders, echoes restrictions adopted in several smaller jurisdictions.

 
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