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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Friday, October 7

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Rep. Jan Schakowsky's hubby, political consultant Robert Creamer, pleaded guilty today for all manner of tax violations and bank fraud. Creamer was penitent in court, and Schakowsky's standing by her man. While this multi-million dollar swindle might be cause for scandal elsewhere, the last line of the AP report sums up local politics pretty well: "Schakowsky, who lives in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, said she doesn't think her husband's plea would prompt a primary challenge next year in her heavily Democratic district."

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