David Schaper

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Problems Linger For Boeing's Flagship 787 Airliner

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.


Oil Transports Gum Up Passenger Route Across Northern Plains

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Oil business in North Dakota is creating some big headaches for Amtrak travelers. Trains on the popular Empire Builder route between Chicago and the Pacific Northwest are often delayed for hours.

One reason for the congestion is an influx of trains hauling crude oil across the Northern Plains.

The delays ...


N.Y. Train Crash Spotlights Push For Automatic Safety System

Saturday, December 07, 2013

A commuter train crash that killed four passengers in New York is raising questions about whether a high-tech safety system could have prevented the derailment.

The train was traveling 82 miles an hour on Dec. 1 as it went into a curve where the speed limit is 30. The safety ...


Size Does Matter, At Least In The Tallest Building Debate

Friday, November 08, 2013

There's a question that's looming over the new skyscraper at the World Trade Center site in New York: Should it count as the tallest building in the country?

The developers say yes. But by some measures, the Willis Tower in Chicago — formerly known as Sears Tower — can still ...

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Reverse Commutes Now Often A Daily Slog, Too

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

It is still as dark as night as Jim Rix steps out of his red brick Chicago bungalow and gets into his car, parked on the street. It's 6 a.m., and the 53-year-old engineer is getting an early start on his 35-mile commute out to Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago's ...


Chicago Blackhawks Are Stanley Cup Champs

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Hockey's Hottest Teams Hit The Ice In Stanley Cup Final

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The National Hockey League's Stanley Cup championship gets underway in Chicago Wednesday night, with the Chicago Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins facing off in the first game of the best-of-seven series. It's a classic matchup between two of the NHL's original six teams.

Both teams are recent champs, which is ...


Will Ill. Legalize Gay Marriage Before Legislature Adjourns?

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The clock is ticking for those who hope Illinois will become the 13th state to legalize same-sex marriage.

The Illinois General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn its spring session Friday night, and the marriage equality bill still has not been called for a vote in the state House, where supporters ...


After The Storm: Students Gather For One More School Day

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Under cloudy skies and through intermittent showers, 4-year-old Kamrin Ramirez holds in her little hands two cards, one addressed to Ms. Patterson, the other for Ms. Johnson, her two preschool teachers at Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla.

"I write thank you so much," she says.

Plaza Towers was ...