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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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Thursday, December 2

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Local media is reporting on a cyclist killed on North Lake Shore Drive during rush hour yesterday evening, but the news stories have been highly inconsistent. The Trib reports the bicyclist was hit by a southbound LSD vehicle that fled the scene. The Sun-Times reports that a man was hit trying to run across the Outer Drive. No mention of a bicycle. Channel 7 reports (per witnesses) that the victim was hit while cycling north on the Inner Drive and knocked into the Outer Drive (the barrier between the Inner and Outer drives is not substantial at the 3300 block) where he was hit again. According to witnesses cited in the comments sections of both online newspaper articles, the ABC version most closely represents reality. Here's hoping our local media can quickly get this tragic story right.

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