David Schaper David Schaper is a NPR National Desk reporter based in Chicago.
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The assembly of the Think City car could employ up to 415 new workers in the coming years at the once abandoned Phillips Industries plant. Courtesy of Think hide caption

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Women struggle to carry 55-pound bags of rice given out Sunday in Port-au-Prince. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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Women sweep the street in an impoverished area in Port-au-Prince that was devastated by the Jan. 12 earthquake. The women are being paid $3-$5 a day to do this kind of work by the aid group Oxfam. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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Former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar (left) looks on as Senate candidate Mark Kirk campaigns in Springfield, Ill., last July. Seth Perlman/AP hide caption

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Silver carp jump out of the Illinois River. Michigan has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to close the shipping locks near Chicago to keep the invasive species from invading the Great Lakes. But Illinois and opponents are concerned about cargo and jobs. Nerissa Michaels/AP/Illinois River Biological Station via the Detroit Free Press hide caption

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Nerissa Michaels/AP/Illinois River Biological Station via the Detroit Free Press