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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Sunday, March 26

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The Chicago Park District has a rule: no gambling on its property. Sounds reasonable, but is a meeting of a pinochle club to be considered gambling? The Park District says so, and pressed the club to change the ways that it collects antes and awards its winnings. Superintendant Jack Sebesta: "I know one or two dollars sounds so minor . . . but we're a government agency. No matter what my personal opinion is, it's the law." [Trib. login: gapers/gapers]

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