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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On July 13, 1995, with a high temperature of 106 degrees, Chicago was experiencing the hottest day of the horrible heat wave that resulted in 700 deaths.

 
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