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

Chicago Residents Fight Crime One Vacant Lot At A Time

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Chicago Energized By National Gun Control Reform Movement

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Investigators Hope Recorders Will Give Clues To EgyptAir Crash

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Lines of travelers at Denver International Airport snake their way through security on Thursday. RJ Sangosti/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Cities Consider Privatizing TSA To Speed Up Checkpoints, But Would It?

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Passengers at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago wait to be screened at a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint on May 16. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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TSA Head Visits Chicago Airports In Effort To Reduce Long Security Lines

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Egyptian Officials Cite Possible Terrorism In EgyptAir Crash Investigation

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Investigators and first responders work near the wreckage of Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188, which derailed May 13, 2015, in north Philadelphia. Eight people were killed and hundreds injured in the crash. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives for sentencing on April 27, 2016, in Chicago. Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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In Aftermath Of Hastert Case, States Push To Change Reporting Of Child Sex Abuse

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Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Sentenced To 15 Months In Prison

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Ex-House Speaker Hastert Sued By Sex Abuse Victim Over Hush Money

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Chicago Police Department Must Acknowledge Racist Past, Task Force Says

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Victoria Thomas' backyard was overrun with rats a few years ago. She tried everything from trenching and underground fencing to poison traps but nothing worked — until she got three feral cats. Courtesy of Victoria Thomas hide caption

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Facing A Growing Rat Problem, A Neighborhood Sets Off The Cat Patrol

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Change-Up In The Top Job At Chicago PD Greeted With Mixed Reactions

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Passengers wait to check in at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport in June 2015. TSA screenings at U.S. airports are beyond ticket counters, baggage claim and other heavily trafficked areas. After terrorist bombings at the Brussels airport targeted those areas, U.S. officials are reconsidering how to keep them safe. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Officials Consider How U.S. Airports Could Stop A Brussels-Style Attack

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