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. 


Monday, September 20

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A local legal group, Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, filed a federal lawsuit today against Craig's List for publishing apartment rental listings that violate the equal housing laws. According to the CLCCRUL, "from July 2005 through the present, craigslist published over 200 such ads from metropolitan Chicago, with language such as 'no minorities,' 'African Americans and Arabians tend to clash with me so that won't work out,' 'Ladies please rent from me,' 'Requirements: Clean Godly Christian Male,' 'Will allow only single occupancy,' and 'No children.'"

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