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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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In the middle of a pretty somber piece on George Ryan on WBEZ this morning, there was a clip of a kinda goofy-sounding band singing about the former governor. That goofy-sounding band (featuring Miss Mia from Chic-a-go-go!) is Illinois First!, and the song is "George Ryan" (mp3), and they've got a whole album of songs about the prairie state. Sufjan's got nothing on them.

 
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