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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Saturday, June 22

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The first Illinois mosquitoes infected with the West Nile virus were found on June 3, but don't run for the hills just yet -- they were found in Gallatin County, in southern Illinois. And with only five human cases of the West Nile virus reported in Illinois last year, there's no need to close yourself up in a plastic bubble; bug spray will do just fine.

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