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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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The Tribune gives an early report on Thursday's Economist which cites Chicago as a model for other American cities with shifting economies. Our "natural assets," hospitals, research institutions, entertainment and culture have earned us the title, despite speculation that the end of the Daley era will create the kind of political unrest the city has risen from. But for now we're the best. (Not that we needed anyone to tell us that.)

 
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