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. 


Sunday, April 14

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We’ve had our share of land-based animal interlopers recently: your Roscoe Village cougars, your Quizno’s coyotes. Now you might want to double-check those weekend canoeing plans. A four-and-a-half-foot-long alligator was spotted this afternoon in the Chicago River near Bridgeport.

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