David Schaper David Schaper is a NPR National Desk reporter based in Chicago.

Albert Stinson, 38, mentors 10 boys at Marshall High School, on Chicago's West Side. Most of them are affiliated with gangs and have criminal records — and are at serious risk for becoming victims of violence. Dianna Douglas/NPR hide caption

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A Mentor's Goal: Keeping At-Risk Chicago Teens Alive

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Paralyzing Blizzard Lives Up To The Hype

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Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel talks with voters as he eats breakfast at Izola's Restaurant in Chicago. Emanuel began campaigning in the city more than a month before announcing his candidacy on Nov. 13. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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Residency Fight Clouds Emanuel's Chicago Mayor Bid

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Chicago Mayor Daley Won't Seek Re-Election

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Linda Rivera holds up a sign in opposition to the proposed Islamic community center near ground zero in New York. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Religious Freedom, Free Speech Face Off Nationwide

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BP Promises To Hire More Locals For Gulf Cleanup

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How Will Passengers Fare In Latest Airline Merger?

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Shortfall Threatens Illinois Pension System

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3 Weeks After Quake, Shelter A Main Concern In Haiti

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Chicago Club, Students Reach Settlements

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A Look At Effects Of Stimulus On States

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Obama Sends Holder To Chicago Over Teen's Death

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Groups React To Obama's Health Care Speech

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Monster Trains And A Monster Problem In Chicago

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Impeachment Process Begins Against Ill. Governor

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