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, July 20

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There's a primary election happening in two weeks, and as the Chicago Reader pointed out a few years ago, not too many people participate in them, even though they include one important category that directly affects the voters: the judicial candidates for vacancies on the Illinois Appellate Court and the county Circuit Court. For evaluations of the candidates from a number of Illinois bar associations, check out, a non-partisan group set up to get this information out to voters like you. And for more information on what's going to be on the ballot this year, check out (which also has the extremely handy "find your polling place" form).

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