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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, March 28

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The Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois has released its list of the ten most endangered historic places. Of the ten, 7 are in the Chicago area, including St. Leo Catholic Church, the North Evanston Historic District, Palm Tavern, and Cook County Hospital (which was scheduled to be demolished this year). The issuing of the list, which started in 1994, is meant to focus public attention on deteriorating and neglected sites that are worth restoring and maintaining. (According to the Sun-Times, 28 sites on previous lists have been saved.)

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