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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Tuesday, December 7

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There's something in the air -- or, more to the point, there isn't: Chicago and the collar counties now meet the EPA ratings in the one-hour National Ambient Air Quality Standards. We also pass standards on airborne particulates (dust and soot) and are below limits for carbon monoxide, lead, nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide. Woohoo!

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