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

Emanuel's Name Will Be On Chicago Mayoral Ballot

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Chicago Dealership Fires Salesman Over Packers Tie

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Emanuel To Appeal Residency Requirement Ruling

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Court Boots Emanuel Off Chicago Mayoral Ballot

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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks with reporters in his office at the capitol in Springfield. Quinn defended a massive increase in state income taxes passed by lawmakers. Seth Perlman/AP hide caption

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Illinois Taxes Rising; Wisconsin Hopes To Benefit

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Illinois' Pat Quinn Takes Helm Amid Budget Woes

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Ill. Gov. Quinn Mulls Bill To Abolish Death Penalty

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Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel talks with votersĀ 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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The Chicago Housing Authority has been gradually moving residents out and tearing down the high rises at Cabrini-Green, seen here in 2005, and other public housing developments in the city. The move ends what many call a troubled era of public housing policy. Tim Boyle/Getty Images hide caption

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Long Goodbye For Infamous Public Housing Complex

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New Governors' Retreat A Chance To Regroup

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Ohio Gov.-elect John Kasich (left) answers questions during a news conference. Kasich says he will reject $400 million in federal funds meant to establish high-speed passenger rail service from Cleveland to Columbus and Cincinnati. Jay LaPrete/AP hide caption

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Campaigns Across The U.S.: GOP Tries To Turn Ill.

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Indian Farmers Agree To Government Settlement

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RVs for sale on the Camp-Land RV lot in Burns Harbor, Ind., about 40 miles southwest of Chicago. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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RV Sales: An Indicator That's No Longer Lagging

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Obama Goes To Chicago To Campaign For Giannoulias

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