Gapers Block has ceased publication.

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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The city is putting itself on eBay... sort of. The Great Chicago Fire Sale purports to be the first city-wide eBay auction by a municipality (assumably they don't mean of a municipality.) Starting December 2, you'll be able to bid on items ranging from a vintage Playboy Bunny costume to city manhole covers to sports memorabilia to "priceless" items such as helping dye the river green next St. Pat's or having lunch with Michael Sneed. Proceeds got to fund city arts and cultural programs. Get ready for a bidding war!

 
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