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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If you own your own house, there may be something to take away from Brandon Harvey's example: he applied for Cook County homeowner's exemption and ended up saving a thousand bucks in taxes. He offers pointers on the bureaucratic protocol, as well as encouragement to keep the faith despite the likelihood of facing an "extremely rude lady who will barely listen to your questions before abruptly hanging up on you."

 
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