David Schaper

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GOP Leaders: Gas Tax Hike Could Fuel Fixes To Bad Roads And Bridges

Monday, December 08, 2014

Several states, including those led by Republicans, aren't waiting for Congress to shore up the federal highway trust fund and help pay for repairing worn out infrastructure.


Thanksgiving Travelers Will Need An Extra Helping Of Patience

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Get ready for bumper-to-bumper traffic, overcrowded airports, long lines and very little personal space on trains, planes and buses. This week is expected to be the busiest travel week of the year.


Jane Byrne Dies: No Woman Has Led A Larger U.S. City

Friday, November 14, 2014

Her up-and-down relationship with the Daleys and their Democratic machine led her into and then out of the top office in Chicago. She was 81.


Holiday Travelers Should Expect Packed Planes, Higher Fares

Sunday, November 09, 2014

With fuel prices down, profits are up. But that doesn't mean you'll be able to find cheap airfares, especially over the holidays: The airline industry is predicting its busiest season in years.


Chicago Archdiocese Documents Detail Decades Of Sex Abuse

Thursday, November 06, 2014

The Archdiocese of Chicago released thousands of pages of documents detailing allegations of sexual abuse by three dozen priests. The documents had been kept secret for decades in some cases and the church says it is releasing them now in an effort to be transparent and to help bring healing to the victims of abuse. But abuse survivors say they feel betrayed, duped and deceived. They and their attorneys contend they were not allowed to help prepare the document release and therefore don't know what's still being hidden from public view.


As Infrastructure Crumbles, Trillions Of Gallons Of Water Lost

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The nation's aging pipes and water mains are springing expensive leaks, wasting more than 2 trillion gallons of drinking water nationally and 22 billion gallons in the Chicago area alone.


Fears Of A U.S. Ebola Outbreak Prompt Travel Ban Proposals

Friday, October 17, 2014

Congressional Republicans continue to call for a ban on travel from the West African nations caught up in the Ebola outbreak. The Obama administration, however, remains firm in opposing a travel ban.


FAA Chief: No Quick Fix To Prevent Another Fire Like Chicago

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Administrator Michael Huerta has a response to lawmakers who criticized the FAA for failing to have backup systems in place when a fire at an air traffic control center shut down Chicago's airports.


Two For One: Subsidies Help Food Stamp Recipients Buy Fresh Food

Saturday, October 04, 2014

There a big new pot of government money available for programs that boost the buying power of food stamps. But there's a catch: The cash has to spent on local fruit and vegetables.


Health Officials Trace Travels Of First Ebola Patient In U.S.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

The man was infected in Liberia but didn't develop symptoms until about 4 days after arriving in Dallas. His case raises concerns about how prepared airports and airlines are to handle the disease.


Chicago Air Traffic Control Fire Still Disrupting Flights Days Later

Monday, September 29, 2014

A fire shut down the city's airports on Friday, but the ripple effect is still forcing delays and cancellations. The FAA is also reviewing its contingency and security plans.


Lights, Camera, Drones: Hollywood's Lens Gets A Little Larger

Friday, September 26, 2014

The FAA is granting six movie and TV production companies permission to use drones for filming. The move could pave the way for the unmanned aircraft systems to be used in other commercial ventures.


At 'World Routes,' Airports Court Airlines To Bring In More Flights

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Some describe World Routes as speed dating for the aviation industry, as airports try to court airlines and convince them to offer international flights in and out of their destinations.


Pope Picks Moderate To Lead Chicago's Catholics

Monday, September 22, 2014

Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., has emphasized pastoral needs and compassion over rigid positions on issues such as gay rights, but church experts don't expect a sea change on hot-button issues.


United Airlines Offers Buyout Packages To Flight Attendants

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The airline, which has too many flight attendants since its merger with Continental, will offer the early outs in seniority order to those who meet certain service and eligibility


ISIS Convenient For Assad's Narrative On Civil War

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Syrian President Bashar Assad is in the fourth year of a civil war against ISIS and other rebel groups. But some say he's let ISIS flourish so it can overwhelm more moderate, Western-backed rebels.


Freight Delays Causing Great Pain Across Plains

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Grain elevators, auto manufacturers and Amtrak passengers are still facing lengthy delays on rails, as freight train congestion continues to be a drag on the economy all across the country.


Reclining Airplane Seats Are Getting Pushback โ€” And Not Just From Knees

Friday, September 05, 2014

Airline seat space is prime real estate, and fights have been breaking out over who owns it. Who has the right to comfort โ€” the person who wants to recline, or the person sitting behind them?


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.