David Schaper

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In Ferguson Shooting's Tumultuous Wake, Leaders Call For Peace And Protest

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tensions are still high in a Missouri town where a black teenager was fatally shot by a police officer on Saturday. Religious leaders and activists are calling for calm and peaceful d...

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For Sale: Vacant Lots On Chicago Blocks, Just $1 Each

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Empty lots have multiplied in parts of Chicago in recent years, so the city is selling them to homeowners dirt cheap. It's an effort to spark renewal in some of the city's most blighted areas.

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Rainstorms Pummel Upper Midwest, Drowning Resources

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Iowa, Minnesota and other parts of the Midwest have been hit with record levels of rainfall recently. As water floods homes and businesses and threatens crops, local officials scramble to help.

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Chicago Gets Out From Under Its History Of Political Patronage

Monday, June 16, 2014

A court-appointed federal monitor will no longer oversee hiring in the city of Chicago. A federal judge ruled that the city has put in place enough safeguards to minimize patronage in...

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Could Political Patronage In Chicago Be A Thing Of The Past?

Monday, June 16, 2014

A federal judge in Chicago will decide on Monday whether to end the federal monitoring of hiring, firing and promotions in city government to ensure politics is not a part of the process.

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Chicago 'Heroin Highway' Bust Shows A 'New Face Of Organized Crime'

Friday, June 13, 2014

Authorities say they've broken up a major heroin and crack cocaine distribution ring in Chicago.

A joint federal and local task force that includes the DEA, FBI, Chicago police and other law enforcement agencies arrested and charged more than two dozen gang members who allegedly supplied a significant amount of ...

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Illinois Lawmaker Found Guilty Of Accepting $7,000 Payoff

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

In a case in which some observers suggest the FBI may have gone too far to snare a politician in a bribery scheme, a jury has convicted an Illinois lawmaker of corruption.

The verdict against State Rep. Derrick Smith relates to the then-freshman representative's acceptance in 2012 of a $7,000 ...

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Chicago's Latest Case Of Political Graft Has A Twist

Monday, June 09, 2014

It's the kind of political corruption allegation that makes even hardened Chicagoans roll their eyes and exhale a heavy sigh that says, "here we go again."

A state representative is caught on tape secretly meeting with a shady character, pocketing an envelope full of cash. The politician in question laughingly ...

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Trump Stamp Has Chicagoans Irked At The Donald

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Leave it to a wealthy New Yorker to raise the ire of the citizens of the Second City.

And it's not because of something he said, or wrote, as a former New Yorker living here did last year. It's just five letters, the huge letters of this man's last ...

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Gun Shots Interrupt Interview, But The Conversation Just Gets Started

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

During a conversation between a reporter and community activists on Chicago's South Side, gunshots not more than 100 feet away shattered an otherwise quiet afternoon. After the initia...

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NPR Reporter Witnesses One Of Chicago's Latest Shootings

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Gun violence in Chicago is so common in some neighborhoods that the daily reports of shootings can seem like little more than numbers. Our reporter saw the dangers of Chicago's South Side firsthand.

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NTSB Raises New Concerns About Dreamliner's Lithium Ion Battery

Friday, May 23, 2014

The National Transportation Safety Board calls on the FAA to take another look at the safety of the battery used in its Dreamliners.

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Summer Travel Season Expected To Heat Up

Friday, May 23, 2014

AAA predicts that more Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend than any other since the start of the Great Recession. Those who do may find higher air fares but gas prices have leveled off.

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Chinese-American Venture To Create Huge Car Interiors Firm

Monday, May 19, 2014

Johnson Controls will spin off its automotive interiors business to create a joint-venture with Chinese company Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems to create the world's biggest car interiors company.

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Oil Industry Blamed For Freight Rail Delays

Monday, May 19, 2014

Many grain bins and silos remain full, long after last fall's harvest because the railroads are behind in shipping. A slowdown in rail service is delaying deliveries of other commodities too.

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International Aviation Group Says Plane Tracking Is A Priority

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The U.N. organization that oversees aviation is taking a big step toward requiring global satellite tracking of all commercial flights. The move follows the disappearance of a Malaysian Airlines jet.

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Deadly Storms Rip Through Southern States

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Over the last two days, deadly tornadoes have left a path of destruction in their wake. One subdivision in Vilonia, Arkansas, was particularly hard hit on Sunday.

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