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

A water maintenance crew works on leaky infrastructure in Skokie, a Chicago suburb. The area loses almost 22 billion gallons of water a year because of ailing infrastructure. David Schaper /NPR hide caption

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As Infrastructure Crumbles, Trillions Of Gallons Of Water Lost

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Fears Of A U.S. Ebola Outbreak Prompt Travel Ban Proposals

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Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta answers questions Friday after touring the Chicago air traffic control center with Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill. (left), and city aviation Commissioner Rosemarie Andolino. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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FAA Chief: No Quick Fix To Prevent Another Fire Like Chicago

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Health Officials Trace Travels Of First Ebola Patient In U.S.

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Chicago Air Traffic Control Fire Still Disrupting Flights Days Later

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At 'World Routes,' Airports Court Airlines To Bring In More Flights

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Pope Picks Moderate To Lead Chicago's Catholics

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United Airlines Offers Buyout Packages To Flight Attendants

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Freight Delays Causing Great Pain Across Plains

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Reclining Airplane Seats Are Getting Pushback — And Not Just From Knees

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As Ferguson Protests Wind Down, Residents Want Outrage Channeled

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A Somber Show Of Support At Michael Brown's Funeral

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Demonstrators protest the death of Michael Brown on Friday in Ferguson, Mo. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Generation Gap Divides Local Opinion On Ferguson Protests

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For A 4th Night, Ferguson Police Disperse Protesters

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