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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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Friday, April 16

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IKEA broke ground yesterday for its second Chicagoland store in Bolingbrook. The new store will be built on 21 acres, have 1,300 parking spaces and will cover 310,000 square feet. It won't open until Fall 2005, so we city dwellers have plenty of time to figure out where the h*ll Bolingbrook is, and if it's any closer to us than the Schaumburg store (which, you know, is not close at all).

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