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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, June 6

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Illinois could become the first state to target speeders in construction work zones. Similar to our system of catching red light runners, the state would mail a ticket to the car's owner. Speeding through a work zone currently costs $200 for a first offense and $350 for subsequent tickets. The new proposal would make the first offense a $500 ticket. Subsequent tickets would shoot to $1,000 apiece -- including $250 to fund more state troopers to patrol the roads.

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