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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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The Shriver Center has released their 2008 Poverty Scorecard, a report card that grades all 535 members of Congress on how they voted on anti-poverty legislation last year. Illinois' card is mostly positive, with over half getting A's or A+'s, but with one representative, Peter Roskam of the 6th, scoring an F.

 
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