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

States Make Pitches For High-Speed-Rail Money

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Festival Fun On The Cheap For Young And Old

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Hope Fading For Political Reform In Illinois

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Sources: Burris Won't Seek Full Senate Term

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Chicago Cubs Close To Being Sold

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University Of Illinois Tracked Applicants With 'Clout'

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A Year After Flooding, Iowa Limps To Recovery

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1 Year After Record Flood

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Retirees Fret GM's Bankruptcy

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Youth Killings Reach Crisis Level In Chicago

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Stimulus Funds Help Chicago Glass Factory Reopen

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How Now, Wench? Talking Like Shakespeare

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