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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Saturday, May 18

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With Governor Rod Blagojevich deciding to keep his home in Chicago, rather than moving downstate to the governor's mansion in Springfield, many downstaters are worried that the state government might be moving to Chicago. But even with the number of state agencies and offices in Chicago, Springfield is still home to many trade groups and industry associations that lobby state officials, and most of themsay they have had no difficulty in working with the administration in either city.

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