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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Oak Park is the latest Chicago suburb considering an all-out public smoking ban for restaurants and bars. But there's a bit of a twist here: restaurant owners opposed to the ban are saying it should be a state issue and not a local one. The Village Board approved having a public hearing on the issue. No word whether the location of the hearing will be smoke-free or not.

 
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