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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Former Chicago Mayor Eugene Sawyer died today at age 73 after a series of strokes. Sawyer served from 1987 to 1989, following the death of Harold Washington, and dropped out of public life after being defeated by Richard Daley.

 
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