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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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A security guard was shot this afternoon at the state Capitol in Springfield. Details are sketchy, but the gunman escaped after the shooting. Governor Rod Blagojevich was not in the building at the time of the incident. See the Tribune or NBC-5 for more details.

 
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