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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, October 29

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Oscar D'Angelo, the so-called "Mayor of Little Italy," is being blamed for using his clout with Ald. Danny Solis (25th) to stall legislation aimed at finalizing plans for an enormous mixed-income/public housing CHA development in the Little Italy neighborhood on the Near West Side. D'Angelo, who was disbarred as the result of the massive Operation Greylord investigations, apparently feels the project, which would be under the general direction of the CHA, LR Development, and Ald. Madeline Haithcock (2nd) would erode his power base.

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