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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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The Nation's Rick Perlstein sums up the Ventra debacle in part 1 of a series on privatization perils. But as Robert Loerzel pointed out in the Reader back in 2010, the city's struggle with private transit operators is nearly as old as Chicago itself.

 
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