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Russell Zanca, 47, of Chicago, is selling his three-bedroom house despite the uncertainty in the housing market. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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Economic Turmoil Rattles Unsettled Housing Market

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As Obama Returns, Chicagoans Discuss Debt Deal

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Construction crews at a new air traffic control tower at Oakland International Airport were told on July 19 to stop working after the U.S. House refused to reauthorize routine funding of the Federal Aviation Administration. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Dangerous Heat Wave Bakes Midwest

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Some of the biggest corporate headquarters in the country are located along the Chicago River. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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In Ill., Higher Corporate Taxes Threaten Big Business

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Afton State Park is one of the victims of Minnesota's government shutdown. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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In Minn. Government Shutdown, State Parks Suffer

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Ex-Ill Gov. Blagojevich Faces Lengthy Prison Sentence

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Gov. Pat Quinn says the proposed expansion of gambling in Illinois is "too much." Seth Perlman/AP hide caption

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Blagojevich Faces Tough Questions From Prosecution

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