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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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While some are singing the praises of the CTA's new Ventra payment system, it looks like there is a good amount of nickel-and-diming in the fine print on the system's prepaid debit card, not to mention in its Ventra transit card. (Jason Prechtel dug into the costs of the private-public deal in Mechanics back in February.)

 
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