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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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Saturday, October 24

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After a flap over the unauthorized removal of copies of the Chicago Reader from the Cook Memorial Public Library District in September because of an alleged "obscene word," library board members believe residents of suburban Libertyville need a lesson in intellectual freedom. One board member, however, believes a suggested presentation by the American Library Association "would be a one-sided, liberal indoctrination" and is threatening to ask "a crowd of conservative-minded people to attend the meeting and express their views." Read the full story in the Daily Herald.

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