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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James Laski, the former city clerk who was sent to prison for his involvement in the Hired Truck Scandal, spent his time in the clink writing his memoirs; an excerpt was printed in the Sun-Times. Laski, who pocketed nearly $50,000 and spent almost two years in jail for his crime, wistfully writes "I told myself the money wasn't for me, but for my family, my loved ones." That's beautiful, man.

 
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