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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Sunday, December 4

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Did you wash your hands before and after lunch? A bill in Springfield would make lunchtime hand washing required by law for students attending Chicago Public Schools. The legislation is intended to help slow the transmission of cold and flu; no word on what punishment would be dealt to scofflaws. Next they'll make not covering your mouth when you cough a ticketable offense.

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