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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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Saturday, September 24

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Just in case you get all of your news from Gapers Block, you might be interested to know that Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor resigned today. She was a swing voter and a true moderate on the bench. The local Planned Parenthood chapter, Chicago NOW, and many other groups are getting together to raise a little noise and remind our senators that abortion rights, gay rights, and civil rights are important. If you'd like to join in, plan on taking a long lunch on Tuesday. Times and locations:

In Chicago: Federal Plaza (Adams & Dearborn), 5:30pm In Arlington Heights: The Daily Herald (155 E. Algonquin Rd.), 6:00pm In St. Charles: The Daily Herald (3805 E. Main St.), 6:00pm A list of all participating organizations: Coalition Partners: Access Living ▪ Chicago Foundation for Women ▪ Chicago NOW ▪ Chicago NOW PAC ▪ Citizen Action / Illinois ▪ Illinois NOW ▪ Metro Seniors in Action ▪ Northwest Chicago Choice ▪ Northwest Suburban NOW ▪ Personal PAC ▪ People For the American Way Midwest Regional Office ▪ Planned Parenthood – Chicago Area ▪ Sergeant Shriver’s National Center for Poverty Law ▪ Sierra Club of Illinois ▪ Westside Ministers Coalition ▪ Women Employed

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