David Schaper

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Amtrak Train Derailment Highlights Delays Installing Safety Controls

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The delay in installing the automated control system that may have prevented last week's Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia is being blamed on not enough funding and complex design issues.


Red Tape Slows Control System That Could Have Saved Speeding Train

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Investigators say the control network would have prevented this week's crash, and Amtrak vows to have it implemented by the 2016 deadline. But technical and bureaucratic hurdles are holding others up.

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NTSB Probe Focuses On Speed In Amtrak Derailment In Philadelphia

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Investigators want to know why the Amtrak train that derailed Tuesday night was traveling at a speed of over 100 miles an hour into a curve where the speed limit is just 50.


NTSB Continues Investigation Into Derailed Amtrak Train

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

An Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia Tuesday night, killing at least seven people and injuring more than 200. The NTSB says the train was traveling at over 100 mph when it derailed.


Illinois High Court Tosses Out State's Pension Fix

Friday, May 08, 2015

In a move to repair the nation's worst government pension crisis, lawmakers eliminated promised benefit increases. The justices ruled the action would leave pensions "diminished or impaired."


Chicago Creates Reparations Fund For Victims Of Police Torture

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Officers on the South Side are believed to have abused scores of people in the '70s, '80s and '90s. The council vote sets aside $5.5 million for the victims and provide education and counseling.


SkyWest Now Says Several Passengers Were Ill On Diverted Flight

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The airline initially said just one passenger lost consciousness. It still doesn't know what caused the crisis.


GAO Report Warns In-Flight Wi-Fi May Leave Aircraft Vulnerable To Hacking

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A Government Accountability Office report says the advanced cockpits of most planes, including the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, are wired into the same Wi-Fi systems that passengers use for their devices.


Chicago Mayor Emanuel Keeps His Job In Tough Runoff Election

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Pushed to the brink in an unprecedented runoff election against Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, Mayor Rahm Emanuel won nearly 56 percent of the vote.


Emanuel, Garcia Face-Off In Chicago's First Mayoral Runoff

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Chicago voters head to the polls Tuesday to decide if Mayor Rahm Emanuel will get another term in office. He faces Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy " Garcia in a closely watched runoff.


Chuy Garcia Hopes To Make History As Chicago's First Latino Mayor

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, a Cook County Commissioner, is running against the incumbent, Mayor Rahm Emanuel.


Safety Experts Question Mental Screenings For Pilots

Saturday, March 28, 2015

German authorities now say the co-pilot who brought down the Germanwings aircraft hid an illness from his employers. These reports have raised concerns about the mental health screening of pilots.


Alps Crash Has Aviation Officials Reconsidering Safety Protocols

Friday, March 27, 2015

Investigators in the Germanwings crash are piecing together info from the cockpit voice recorder to try to draw conclusions about the crash's cause. The search continues for the flight data recorder.


Midwest Town Braces For More Steel Layoffs

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

U.S. Steel is shutting down its Granite City Works in southern Illinois. The plant makes flat-rolled steel for oil companies, which have been hit by lower oil prices.


Plane In French Alps Crash Considered Workhorse Of Commercial Aviation

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

According to aviation experts, the A320 Airbus is considered a workhorse of the skies and is constantly in service all over the world. The aircraft that crashed in the French Alps Tuesday was an A320 Airbus.


Chicago Mayor's Race Reveals Deep Divide In Democratic Party

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Progressives contend former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel favors the wealthy over the working class. But Emanuel's moderate backers say he's more inclusive than he gets credit for.


Silicon Prairie: Tech Startups Find A Welcoming Home In The Midwest

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Some entrepreneurs are leaving the high-tech hot spots of San Francisco, New York and the Silicon Valley for greener pastures in a place that actually has greener pastures: Lincoln, Neb.


Improving U.S. Economy Boosts Spring Air Travel

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Air travel is projected to reach a 7-year high this spring. A major travel organization predicts longer lines and larger crowds. It is calling for airlines to improve airport infrastructure.


House Approves Amtrak Funding, Rewrites Rules To Allow Furry Riders

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The bill freezes funding at current levels for four years, and lets some pets ride the rails with their owners. It also separates the high-ridership Northeast Corridor from the rest of the system.


A Nearly Recession-Proof City Is Not Slowing Down

Monday, March 02, 2015

The unemployment rate in Lincoln, Neb., is one of lowest in the U.S., thanks to a well-educated workforce. The focus now is on finding workers and keeping young people from leaving.