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

Chicago teen Herbie Pulgar won the city's art contest for vehicle stickers with this design. But the city, concerned that the design depicts gang signs, has decided not to use it. City of Chicago Clerk's Office hide caption

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Gang Signs And A Sticker: Chicago Pulls Teen's Design

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Workers fill a pauper's grave at Homewood Memorial Gardens, south of Chicago, with remains from the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office, which is now catching up on its backlog of indigent burials. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Families Suffer Through Chicago Morgue Backlog

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Illinois' Quinn Pressured To Roll Back Tax Increase

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Homeowners Insurance Rates To Rise In 2012

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Walgreens' new 27,000-square-foot downtown Chicago location has a wine collection of more than 700 bottles, including one that sells for $500. The company says its flagship store with a European market feel is meant to be a destination to distinguish the chain's brand. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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Sushi, Smoothies, Manicures: Walgreens Goes Upscale

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Gingrich with one of the many pieces of farm equipment he encountered on a last-minute campaign swing through Iowa. This tractor was on display at the Heartland Acres Agribition Center on Monday in Independence, Iowa. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Newt Gingrich Pushes Back Against Negative Ads

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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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