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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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Gov. Blagojevich is considering a proposal to somehow sell the right to be called Illinois' Official State Beverage -- provided it's non-alcoholic. This would be the first Official State Anything decided by registered check instead of congressional vote, but hey, anything to raise cash, I guess. (The Trib wants to hear your suggestions for state drink -- post'em here.)

 
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