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David Schaper

David Schaper appears in the following:

As Emanuel Pitches More Help For Kids, Violence-Weary Chicagoans Expect Little

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Rahm Emanuel promises a "comprehensive solution" for the violence that's killed 500 this year, but neighborhood leaders say his administration is too damaged and his priorities too misplaced.

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Chicago Mayor To Address Effort To Reduce Gun Violence

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The city is hiring nearly 1,000 thousand police officers over the next two years. Mayor Rahm Emanuel will outline a broader effort to try to reduce gun violence in a speech Thursday night.

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Median Income: Bids To Fix Roads, Railways And Buses Hinge On Taxes

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Ballot measures in more than 30 cities would raise $200 billion to expand rail and bus lines, build transit stations, and fix aging transit infrastructure. Some fear these could become boondoggles.

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New Government Figures Reveal Uptick In Driving Fatalities

Friday, September 02, 2016

Figures released by the National Safety Council show 2016 is on track to become the deadliest year on the nation's roadways since 2007. More than 19,000 people died in traffic accidents in six months.

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Chicago Mayor Creates Civilian Agency To Monitor Police

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the new Civilian Office on Police Accountability will be independent, but critics say it will still answer to city hall.

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New FAA Rules Allow More Commercial Drones In The Air

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Federal officials implemented rules to allow for commercial operations of the small, unmanned aircraft. The rules will also impact on how the media can use drones in news and documentary coverage.

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University Of Chicago Tells Freshmen It Does Not Support 'Trigger Warnings'

Friday, August 26, 2016

The university alerted incoming students in a welcome letter that they will not be shielded from ideas or materials they may find harmful, but it's not barring individual professors from doing so.

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Airline Pilots Pump The Brakes On Plans To Speed Up Flights

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

American Airlines is urging pilots and crews to fly faster and take shorter routes to decrease delays. The pilot union says this "pilot pushing," as they call it, will thin the margins of safety.

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Tensions Remain High In Milwaukee After Weekend Of Unrest

Monday, August 15, 2016

As Milwaukee residents cope with two nights of protests after a police shooting of a suspect they say was armed, NPR looks at the history of tension between police there and the minority community.

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Delta Operations Resume After Power Outage Left Travelers Stranded

Monday, August 08, 2016

Thousands of travelers were stranded at airports around the country Monday morning when a computer system outage grounded all Delta Air Lines flights. Operations have now resumed, but hundreds of flights are still delayed and many more were cancelled. It may take several days before Delta's flight operations return to normal.

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Delta Grounds All Its Airplanes After Power Outage

Monday, August 08, 2016

Hundreds of flights were delayed or canceled after a power outage in Atlanta that affected the whole computer system. The airline hasn't said what caused the outage.

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Many Cops Under Tremendous Stress After High-Profile Killings

Monday, July 18, 2016

It's a difficult day for law enforcement officers after the killings of police in Dallas and Baton Rouge, La. For many officers, tensions are high and morale is low.

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Baton Rouge Is Shattered Again By Deadly Gunshots

Monday, July 18, 2016

Three police officers were killed and 3 injured in a shooting in Baton Rouge Sunday. This comes after days of protests in the city in response to video of police shooting and killing Alton Sterling.

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Istanbul Attack Highlights Vulnerability Of 'Soft Targets' Outside Airport Security

Saturday, July 02, 2016

The recent deadly attack at an airport in Istanbul underlines one of the biggest challenges for airport security: so-called, soft targets, the areas before you pass through security.

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Chicago Residents Fight Crime One Vacant Lot At A Time

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A Chicago program announced two years ago that allows homeowners in impoverished neighborhoods to buy vacant lots on their block for a dollar is off to a very slow start. Residents hoping to spruce up the lots, plant community gardens or turn them into gathering places are frustrated by slow city bureaucracy.

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Chicago Energized By Naitonal Gun Control Reform Movement

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Gun control advocates in Chicago, where gun violence has reached epidemic proportions, are energized by this week's sit-in by Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Investigators Hope Recorders Will Give Clues To EgyptAir Crash

Friday, June 17, 2016

EgyptAir flight 804 crashed into the Mediterranean in May while traveling from Paris to Cairo โ€” killing all 66 people on board. The cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder have been recovered.

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More Than Ever, Americans Are Dying By Accident

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Accidental deaths are up by more than 15 percent from a decade ago. Safety officials point to opioids and heroin, but also to falls. Car crashes aren't killing as many people as they did a decade ago.

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Cities Consider Privatizing TSA To Speed Up Checkpoints, But Would It?

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Some experts say replacing the TSA with private airport security firms wouldn't solve the problems causing long wait times and would do little to help this summer's busy travel season.

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TSA Head Visits Chicago Airports In Effort To Reduce Long Security Lines

Friday, May 20, 2016

The head of the TSA is in Chicago Friday, trying to mend fences with city leaders and angry airline passengers who have been stuck waiting for hours to get through security checkpoints.

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