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.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions. 


Saturday, September 25

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Not to our homeless people, anyway. The National Coalition for the Homeless ranked Chicago 12th in its "Top 20 Meanest Cities" list, citing our rule against panhandling within 10 feet of an ATM. The list is part of a much larger report on the criminalization of homelessness.

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