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.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions. 


Wednesday, February 8

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The fight to save the Jewel Tea Building in Barrington has been lost, and the Art Deco structure, affectionately known as the "Gray Lady," is facing the wrecking ball to make way for a new park. Read more about the failed preservation efforts, and learn more about the history of the Jewel Tea Company, which later became the Jewel-Osco grocery chain.

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