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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Saturday, July 20

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Last week, Chicagoist ran down the recent blogging forays of several local politicians. Another jumps online today as Rep. Jan Schakowsky makes her debut on the Huffington Post. The entry reads much like one you might find on any other politico's blog -- talking points and statistics -- but let's hope she's just getting her feet wet and that there will be a glimmer of individual personality in Schakowsky's future posts. (The contrast with John Conyers, the other member of Congress currently contributing, is, well, striking.)

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