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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, October 1

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Chicago magazine has published its annual ranking of the city's 100 most powerful people, from Rahm Emanuel (#1) to Andrew Mason (#100).

Some quick stats on the list:

• 22/100 are under 50 years old
• 18/1000 are female
• 12/100 are black
• 6/100 are Latino

• 21/100 are directly involved in government (22 if you count former Mayor Daley)
• 8/100 are in education
• 7/100 are in the arts
• 6/100 run sports teams/organizations
• 6/100 are in the media (7 if you count Sam Zell)
• 3/100 are in technology (and all are involved in Groupon)
• 3/100 are restaurateurs (7 if you count McDonald's and Kraft)

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