David Schaper

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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.


W.Va. Train Derailment Raises Safety Questions About Newer Tankers

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Authorities are investigating what caused a freight train hauling crude oil to derail and explode into flames. The rail cars that ruptured were newer tankers designed to be more puncture resistant.


New Standards For Tracking Aircraft In Flight

Thursday, February 05, 2015

After Malaysia Airlines flight 370 vanished over the Indian Ocean, air safety authorities have argued for more frequent contact in order to better locate aircraft in the event of tragedy.


Winter Storm Snarls Air Traffic Throughout Northeast

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Thousands of flights have been cancelled as a result of Monday's blizzard in the Northeast. By Tuesday morning, as many as 15,000 flights had been delayed and airport officials say travelers won't start see schedules normalizing before Wednesday. Some travelers determined to get to their destination opted for the railways and roads instead.


To Keep Planes From Disappearing, NTSB Urges Constant Tracking

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The agency wants every-minute updates on the locations of planes that fly over water, as well as longer-lasting batteries for black-box beacons, following the disappearance of a Malaysian jet.


Illinois' Financial Condition Is Dire, Gov. Rauner Warns

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A study suggests Illinois' gigantic budget hole may be much deeper than previously thought. And that leaves that state's new Republican governor with the difficult task of having to fix it fast.


Private Sector Included In Plan To Finance Infrastructure Repairs

Monday, January 19, 2015

The White House is looking to the private sector to help finance costly improvements to aging infrastructure. The plan avoids increasing taxes, but eventually, the public will have to pay.


NTSB: D.C. Metro Incident Highlights Need To Improve Transit Safety

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a subway train incident in Washington, D.C., on Monday afternoon that left one person dead and sent dozens of passengers to local hospitals. On Tuesday, the NTSB also announced its so-called "Most Wanted List" of safety fixes for this year.