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

In Iowa, Candidates Make Closing Arguments

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Romney Packs 'Em In As Momentum Builds In Iowa

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at a campaign event at Clark Electric Co-op on Dec. 27 in Osceola, Iowa. Perry's stance on immigration has troubled some Iowa voters. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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For Some Iowa Voters, Immigration Is Decisive Issue

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For Some Iowa Voters, Immigration Is Decisive

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Long-Term Jobless Borrow Money To Stay Afloat

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Blagojevich Sentenced To 14 Years In Prison

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Sears Holding Corp., parent company to Sears and Kmart, is considering a move from its corporate headquarters after a tax incentive package failed to pass the state House of Representatives. More than 6,000 employees work at the Hoffman Estates, Ill., campus. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Sears Considers Leaving Illinois For Better Tax Deal

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In and near its downtown, there are more boarded-up and empty storefronts and vacant lots in Granite City, Ill., than there are businesses. David Schaper /NPR hide caption

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A Steel Town Looks At Its Future, And Sees Rebirth

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When Hard Times Means Leaving A Career For A Job

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Airline Prices Stay Up Despite Fewer Travelers

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Motorists in Chicago navigate the morning rush hour as they make their way toward downtown.

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Chicago's 'Congestion Fee' Gets Chilly Reception

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As the Chicago Cubs' Moises Alou made a leaping attempt at a pop foul during the National League Championship Series, Steve Bartman (in Cubs cap and dark sweater) was among the fans reaching for the ball. While one image suggests he acted alone, the second photo tells another story.

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Being Bartman: 'Catching Hell' Tells Cubs Fan's Story

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