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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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Thursday, December 2

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Executives of investment firms that manage Chicago's pension funds donated over $600,000 to support Rahm Emanuel's bid for mayor, possibly violating federal pay-to-play rules, according to the International Business Times. And Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner received $140,000 in campaign donations from the firms that manager state pension funds.

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