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, March 27

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No matter how hard Daley blusters, Zorn's got it right. The chains are coming to Chicago, like it or not, because Lincolnwood and Libertyville and Lemont and Lockport are already filled to the brim with Wal-Mart (map). So why not ask for a living wage, and watch them appear anyway? If Wal-Mart can order custom elevators and modify the store design, they'll be able to pay.

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