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.
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Saturday, December 3

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Lake County, Illinois, is gearing up for a fight over a smoking ban of its own. Unlike Chicago's ban, which affects every bar and restaurant within city limits, this ban would only stop smoking at bars and restaurants in unincorporated areas... for now. Opponents point out that northern Lake County's proximity to Wisconsin will mean smokers will be traveling over the border for their smokey boozing, which could lead to an increase in drunk driving.

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