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Insurers Prepare For Flood Of Claims From Irene

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Russell Zanca, 47, of Chicago, is selling his three-bedroom house despite the uncertainty in the housing market. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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Economic Turmoil Rattles Unsettled Housing Market

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As Obama Returns, Chicagoans Discuss Debt Deal

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FAA Debate Puts Subsidized Rural Airports At Risk

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Heat Wave Opens Cooling Centers, Fire Hydrants

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Dangerous Heat Wave Bakes Midwest

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Some of the biggest corporate headquarters in the country are located along the Chicago River. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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In Ill., Higher Corporate Taxes Threaten Big Business

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For Minnesota Shutdown, A Deal Seems Distant

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Afton State Park is one of the victims of Minnesota's government shutdown. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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In Minn. Government Shutdown, State Parks Suffer

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Minn. State Workers Angry There's No Budget Deal

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Ex-Ill Gov. Blagojevich Faces Lengthy Prison Sentence

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Gov. Pat Quinn says the proposed expansion of gambling in Illinois is "too much." Seth Perlman/AP hide caption

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Big Payoff Eyed In Chicago Casino; Some Have Doubts

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Finding A Disaster's Economic Silver Lining

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Blagojevich Faces Tough Questions From Prosecution

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