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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In Winnetka on this day in 1988, a 30-year-old woman with a history of mental illness attempted to burn down a house, tried to poison people she knew, went on a shooting spree in an elementary school—killing one student—and shot a college student in his home before killing herself. The Tribune spoke with three people who’s lives were impacted by Laurie Dann on that terrible day.

 
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