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David Schaper

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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 — 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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Egyptian Officials Cite Possible Terrorism In EgyptAir Crash Investigation

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Investigators caution it is too soon to jump to conclusions about what brought down an EgyptAir flight over the Mediterranean Wednesday night. But there are early indications terrorism played a role.

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One Year After Fatal Amtrak Derailment, Still Waiting For Answers

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The National Transportation Safety Board has scheduled a meeting next week to detail the probable cause of the accident, which killed 8 people and injured more than 200.

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In Aftermath Of Hastert Case, States Push To Change Reporting Of Child Sex Abuse

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Lawmakers in Illinois and other states are considering legislation that would lengthen or eliminate statutes of limitations on crimes of sexual abuse of a child.

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Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Sentenced To 15 Months In Prison

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Dennis Hastert, the longest serving speaker of the House, has been sentenced to 15 months in prison in a hush money case tied to sexual abuse.

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Ex-House Speaker Hastert Sued By Sex Abuse Victim Over Hush Money

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A man who says former House Speaker Dennis Hastert sexually molested him decades ago has sued Hastert. He says he wants the rest of a multimillion-dollar payoff that Hastert promised him.

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Chicago Police Department Must Acknowledge Racist Past, Task Force Says

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Chicago Police Department needs to acknowledge its racist history and use of excessive force, and it needs a major overhaul in the way it investigates officers and holds police accountable. That's according to a scathing report from a task force appointed by the city's mayor to issue recommendations for sweeping reform.

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Facing A Growing Rat Problem, A Neighborhood Sets Off The Cat Patrol

Monday, April 04, 2016

Chicago has a bad rat problem, and it gets worse when old buildings are demolished. Residents of a Chicago neighborhood decided to counter the rat invasion with natural enemies — feral cats.

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Change-Up In The Top Job At Chicago PD Greeted With Mixed Reactions

Monday, March 28, 2016

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has chosen a new interim police superintendent. Officer Eddie Johnson, currently chief of patrol, will take over what many see as the toughest police chief job in the country.

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Officials Consider How U.S. Airports Could Stop A Brussels-Style Attack

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Authorities around the world are boosting security at airports and train stations after the suicide-bombings in Belgium. One option, used in other countries, is screening passengers at the front door.

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D.C. Metro Closure A Symptom Of National Transit Funding Woes

Saturday, March 19, 2016

This week's Metrorail closure in the nation's capital is another example that mass transit systems across the country suffer years of neglect, delayed and deferred maintenance, and inadequate funding.

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Chicago Crime Spikes As Police Avoid Becoming 'The Next Viral Video'

Friday, March 11, 2016

Chicago police are under scrutiny for misconduct, and arrests and street stops are down. But more than 100 people have already been murdered there in 2016, double the number compared to last year.

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Civil Rights Activist Dr. Quentin Young Dies At 92

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Dr. Quentin Young, civil rights activist and public health advocate, died this week at the age of 92. The longtime Chicago resident was also a physician to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Cheap Gas Means More Driving And Getting Stuck In Traffic

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

New federal numbers show that amid falling gas prices, Americans drove a record 3.15 trillion vehicle miles last year. This also means more pollution and traffic gridlock.

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Consumer Complaints About Airlines Soar

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Ask anyone "How was your flight?" and you'll likely hear some kind of complaint: It was late, my luggage was lost, there was no legroom.

And it appears that more airline passengers are not just sounding off to friends and family, but are filing official complaints with the government.

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U.S.-Cuba Officials To Sign Commercial Air Traffic Deal

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is in Cuba to sign a bi-lateral agreement that will allow commercial airline service between the two countries for the first time in decades.

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