David Schaper appears in the following:
Friday, February 28, 2014
Delta is making radical changes to its Sky Miles frequent-flier program. It is rewarding the customers who buy the most expensive tickets instead of giving miles equally based on miles flown.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
More than two years after it began flying, Boeing's 787 aircraft is still plagued by problems. The company says it's making "good progress" on improving the plane's reliability.
Thursday, February 06, 2014
Amtrak trains running between Chicago and the Pacific Northwest are experiencing much longer delays than usual. One reason for the congestion is a traffic jam of freight trains carrying crude oil along the railroad. An advocacy group for passengers is calling on the U.S. transportation secretary to intervene.
Saturday, December 07, 2013
The high-tech system can essentially override human error and slow a train that is going too fast. Congress mandated that all trains have it by 2015, but only a few passenger and freight railroads will be ready by then. And after a deadly train crash in New York, few in Congress may be willing to vote for a delay.
Monday, December 02, 2013
Illinois lawmakers are expected to vote Tuesday on a deal to fix the state's estimated $100 billion pension debt. Many financial analysts say the Prairie State faces the worst public pension crisis in the nation.
Friday, November 08, 2013
Is One World Trade Center now the tallest building in North America, or does that distinction belong to the Willis Tower in Chicago? The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is going to settle the debate. One thing everyone can be sure of: There's only one.
Friday, November 01, 2013
Some 47 million Americans who receive food stamps will see their benefits shrink by an average of 5 percent this week, when additional financing for the food aid program included in the 2009 stimulus expires on Friday.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
In many places, the reverse commute from city homes to suburban jobs is as congested as or worse than traffic going into the city. "It's just exhausting," says one reverse commuter, whose 35-mile drive to Chicago's southwest suburbs can take up to two hours depending on traffic. In cities where reverse commutes are common, transit agencies are trying to help.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will no longer print traditional lithographic charts of U.S. waters after next April. The agency will still map waterways for rocks, shipwrecks and dangers, but mariners will have to download the latest information onto their electronic navigational systems or use private on-demand printing and PDFs.
Friday, September 06, 2013
Emotions are running high in some Illinois Congressional districts over potential U.S. military action against Syria.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
It's hot in parts of the Midwest this week, and student and teachers just back to school are suffering.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Chicago is celebrating its second Stanley Cup win in four seasons. The Blackhawks beat the Boston Bruins 3-2.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
The Blackhawks came back with two goals late in the third period to beat the Boston Bruins and win their second cup in four years. The final score of Game 6 was 3-2.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Three people are thought to have parachuted off of the building.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
George Zimmer was the founder and executive chairman of the clothing retailer. For three decades, Zimmer starred in the company's commercials. His catch saying: "You're going to like the way you look. I guarantee it."
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
He's a hero to the National Rifle Association for fighting to overturn Chicago's ban on handguns and now he wants to be among the first in Chicago to carry a concealed weapons. 79-year-old Chicagoan Otis McDonald took on city hall and won, big time, in his own personal fight for his right to bear arms — his way of trying to reduce the gun violence that plagues his and other neighborhoods in Chicago, even though many of his neighbors aren't thrilled about McDonald's Second Amendment activism.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
After a bitter lockout that shortened the season, the National Hockey League is finally gearing up for the Stanley Cup Final. The series features two of the league's six original franchises, the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks, and both teams come into the series on a roll.
Friday, June 07, 2013
Another credit agency is downgrading Illinois after its lawmakers ended their session without addressing the state's $100 billion pension liability crisis. Now, Gov. Pat Quinn is calling the General Assembly back into session.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
The clock is ticking for those who hope Illinois becomes the 13th state to legalize same-sex marriage. After passing the Illinois Senate in February, a bill to legalize gay marriage has stalled in the House. Backers are trying to get it through before the Legislature adjourns Friday night.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
There were hugs and tears, smiles and laughter on Thursday, as students and teachers from Plaza Towers Elementary School, destroyed in Monday's tornado in Moore, Okla., reunited. The school district reopened all of its schools just for the day on what would have been the final day of classes before summer vacation.