As of January 1, 2016, Gapers Block has ceased publication. 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, March 24
Chicago has four of the top 25 most dangerous neighborhoods in the country, according to a study of FBI crime statistics by NeighborhoodScout.com. Automotive arson aside, you'll want to avoid 55th and State in Washington Park and three spots in Englewood.