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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Monday, July 22

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Fran Spielman reports on Alderman Edward M. Burke's musing aloud yesterday on how Chicago might ultimately regulate the sort of oil in which restaurants can fry their food. First, though, he wants to tackle sales of carbon monoxide-treated meat. Meantime, a sidebar accompanying the article reads like something out of The Onion. Pick your favorite Ridiculous Nanny State Proposal To Come Out of the City Council! Requiring diapers on horses pulling carriages may be mine.

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