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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Sunday, February 5

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Now the Canadians are coming to Chicago to take advantage of -- you guessed it -- our chilly and cheap tourist attractions. Recently, USA Today and the New York Times published similar articles, making "Chicago -- a great winter travel destination" a bona fide trend piece. Coming up next: The Boston Globe on "Chicago: Cold, But Cool."

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