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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Sunday, April 14

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Illinois film production had another banner year in 2008 despite the recession, chalking up its second-most profitable year on record. With movies like this summer's "Public Enemies," and TV series like "The Beast," the industry spent $141 million and created 5,392 jobs during filming. The Illinois Film Office projects another healthy year in 2009, but didn't give any specifics.

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