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.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions. 


Wednesday, July 24

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Governor Rod Blagojevich has been identified by a judge as "Public Official A" in documents pertaining to an extortion case involving the infamous Tony Rezko, who unsuccessfully tried to nab a $1 million Blagojevich campaign donation from a local businessman in exchange for giving him a job managing the teachers' pension fund system. The governor has not been charged in the case against Rezko.

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