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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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Saturday, March 2

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The governor was out jogging while the vote was happening. The lone "no" vote came from a Southwest Side congressman; Elga Jeffries voted "present." Burris may have talked to Blago's staff before his appointment, contradicting previous statements. And the Illinois Supreme Court said nothing further needs to be done to validate Burris as the senate appointee. UPDATE: Blagojevich delivered a statement in response to the impeachment vote.

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