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.
✶ Thank you for your readership and contributions over the past 12-plus years. ✶
Wednesday, March 29
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.