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 Mae family has had a string of bad luck lately. Both Freddie and Fannie Jr, of home mortgage fame, are facing a lot of heat from Congress. But Chicago's beloved Fannie May, the candy store, had some good news this week: stores are reopening! While it doesn't seem like the jobs that left with the factory are returning, seeing the stores with the lights on will make me feel better. (If you really think candy made in Chicago tastes better, then try Peerless, which are still made in Lincoln Park.)

 
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