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

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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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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In Wis., GOP's Johnson Beats 3-Term Sen. Feingold

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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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Change To River's Flow Considered To Stop Carp

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The home of anti-war activists (from right) Joe Iosbaker, his wife, Stephanie Weiner, and their son, Tre Iosbaker, was searched by the FBI, under a warrant issued by the Joint Terrorism Task Force. On Monday, the family joined a protest outside FBI headquarters in Chicago. Paul Beaty/AP hide caption

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FBI Targets Peace Activists For Alleged Terrorism Support

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Democrat Feingold Faces Tough Battle In Wisconsin

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State Budget Gaps: Debt Holes Deepen

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