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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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Friday, August 19

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Today Gov. Blagojevich suggested to the press (before he'd suggested it to Mayor Daley, apparently) that the state rehire retired Chicago police officers, bring in the Illinois National Guard, or State Police officers to help combat the city's surge in violent crimes.

 
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