David Schaper

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As Ferguson Protests Wind Down, Residents Want Outrage Channeled

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Protests over the shooting death of Michael Brown are getting smaller. Some in Ferguson are trying to morph the protests into an effort to push specific policy changes in the city's police department.


A Somber Show Of Support At Michael Brown's Funeral

Monday, August 25, 2014

It's been two weeks since the 18-year-old was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Mo. Large crowds are expected to attend Brown's funeral Monday; his dad asked for peace after weeks of protests.


Generation Gap Divides Local Opinion On Ferguson Protests

Saturday, August 23, 2014

In Ferguson, Mo., some younger and older residents have differing views on whether violence among protesters is appropriate and how best to effect change.


For A 4th Night, Ferguson Police Disperse Protesters

Thursday, August 14, 2014

We hear voices from Ferguson, Mo., a community in distress over the death of Michael Brown who was shot and killed last Saturday by a police officer. The young African-American man was unarmed.


In The Absence Of Answers, Protests Fill Ferguson's Silence

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The community of Ferguson, Mo., remains on edge after a police shooting left an unarmed black teenager dead over the weekend. Clashes have erupted between protesters and police, and an officer was involved in another shooting overnight.


Police Shooting Death Of Teen In Missouri Stokes Racial Tension

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Civil Rights activists and religious leaders are calling for calm and a swift investigation that includes the identification of the police officer who shot Michael Brown, a black unarmed teen.


In Ferguson Shooting's Tumultuous Wake, Leaders Call For Peace And Protest

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tensions are still high in a Missouri town where a black teenager was fatally shot by a police officer on Saturday. Religious leaders and activists are calling for calm and peaceful demonstrations after three nights of protests that alternately involved looting and police in riot gear.


Airspace Over Ukraine Was Not Considered Unsafe

Saturday, July 19, 2014

The U.S. and other countries are restricting flights over eastern Ukraine after a MH17 jet was shot down. But experts agree that the airline had every reason to believe its aircraft would be safe.


First Responders Unprepared For Another Train Disaster

Sunday, July 06, 2014

One year after an oil train derailed and exploded in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, some firemen and first responders say they still don't have the training or manpower to handle a similar disaster.


For Sale: Vacant Lots On Chicago Blocks, Just $1 Each

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Empty lots have multiplied in parts of Chicago in recent years, so the city is selling them to homeowners dirt cheap. It's an effort to spark renewal in some of the city's most blighted areas.


Rainstorms Pummel Upper Midwest, Drowning Resources

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Iowa, Minnesota and other parts of the Midwest have been hit with record levels of rainfall recently. As water floods homes and businesses and threatens crops, local officials scramble to help.


Trump Stands Firm On Giant Chicago Sign

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Donald Trump and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel are warring over a sign on the side of a skyscraper bearing Trump's name. The mayor wants it removed, but Trump has emphatically said no, via the media.


Chicago Gets Out From Under Its History Of Political Patronage

Monday, June 16, 2014

A court-appointed federal monitor will no longer oversee hiring in the city of Chicago. A federal judge ruled that the city has put in place enough safeguards to minimize patronage in Chicago government jobs. It took 45 years of court orders and consent decrees, but political reformers say that patronage, which once built a powerful democratic machine, is slowly becoming a thing of the past.


Could Political Patronage In Chicago Be A Thing Of The Past?

Monday, June 16, 2014

A federal judge in Chicago will decide on Monday whether to end the federal monitoring of hiring, firing and promotions in city government to ensure politics is not a part of the process.


Chicago 'Heroin Highway' Bust Shows A 'New Face Of Organized Crime'

Friday, June 13, 2014

Chicago has seen spikes in shootings as gangs have splintered and rival factions battle. But authorities say they've also seen a recent trend of gangs aligning to form new drug-dealing factions.


Illinois Lawmaker Found Guilty Of Accepting $7,000 Payoff

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The jury didn't buy state Rep. Derrick Smith's argument that the repeated efforts to get him to accept the money amounted to entrapment.


Chicago's Latest Case Of Political Graft Has A Twist

Monday, June 09, 2014

A jury must decide whether Democratic State Rep. Derrick Smith abused his office and took a $7,000 bribe or was entrapped by an overzealous FBI.


Trump Stamp Has Chicagoans Irked At The Donald

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Against the backdrop of the city's historic architecture, Donald Trump is pasting his name in huge letters on the side of Chicago's Trump International Hotel and Tower.


Gun Shots Interrupt Interview, But The Conversation Just Gets Started

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

During a conversation between a reporter and community activists on Chicago's South Side, gunshots not more than 100 feet away shattered an otherwise quiet afternoon. After the initial shock wore off, the neighborhood leaders expressed their frustration over their community's connection with gun violence and engaged in a deep conversation about its underlying causes — and what can be done to solve them.


NPR Reporter Witnesses One Of Chicago's Latest Shootings

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Gun violence in Chicago is so common in some neighborhoods that the daily reports of shootings can seem like little more than numbers. Our reporter saw the dangers of Chicago's South Side firsthand.