David Schaper David Schaper is a NPR National Desk reporter based in Chicago.
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NCAA To Fight Football Team's Decision To Unionize

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A fireball goes up at the site of an oil train derailment in Casselton, N.D., in December. Bruce Crummy/AP hide caption

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String Of Oil Train Crashes Prompts Push For Safety Rules

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Emerald ash borer larvae damage the ash trees they live in. Chicago Botanic Garden hide caption

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A company proposes shipping crude oil by barge across Lake Superior to keep up with the booming supply from North Dakota and Canada. Jack Rendulich/AP hide caption

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Sysco To Buy U.S. Foods

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A police officer stands guard at the scene of a Metro-North passenger train derailment in the Bronx borough of New York on Dec. 1. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Illinois Lawmakers, Labor Spar Over How To Fix Gaping Pension Gap

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It takes Chicago resident Sarah Hairston two hours to go 15 miles to get to her part-time job. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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Early Warnings Saved Lives In Weekend Storms

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