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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Tuesday, October 4

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The City Council is currently considering a moratorium on controlled burns, which are used to restore native plants by reducing growth that might be blocking out sunlight, to get rid of invasive species, and to release nutrients back into the soil. Naturalists at Friends of the Forest Preserve and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County say burns are a best practice in conservation. A group of people living near forest preserves would rather look at trees.

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