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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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Tuesday, April 23

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Ikea is looking for a site for its second store in the Chicago area, and the southwest suburbs are high on the list, the Tribune reports. Ikea officials have expressed interest in Bolingbrook, but other suburban cities have not given up the fight yet. Matteson, Country Club Hills, and Tinley Park are just some of the cities that have expressed interest in providing Ikea's next location. You're not likely to see an Ikea in Chicago any time soon, though; the company has tried three times to build within city limits, and each time the deal's fallen through.

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