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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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Friday, August 19

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According to today's Sun Times, almost two dozen people were shot this weekend — and all within the space of just 12 hours. And this is in addition to a recent suicide on the Red Line and the shooting of a UIC professor in Oak Park. Yikes. This is an unofficial tally, so let's hope this isn't a prediction of a trend for what's to come over the rest of the summer.

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