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A water maintenance crew works on leaky infrastructure in Skokie, a Chicago suburb. The area loses almost 22 billion gallons of water a year because of ailing infrastructure. David Schaper /NPR hide caption

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As Infrastructure Crumbles, Trillions Of Gallons Of Water Lost

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Thomas Nellon (left), 17, and his brother Johnson Nellon, 14, of Liberia smile at their mother in the arrivals area at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York earlier this month. The brothers received a health screening upon arrival. The U.S. says it will step up screening measures for arrivals from Ebola-affected West African countries. Craig Ruttle/AP hide caption

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Travelers lined up Friday to reschedule flights at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport after the region's air traffic control was sabotaged. More flights are resuming Saturday, but hundreds were also canceled. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Bishop Blase Cupich will replace Cardinal Francis George as the new archbishop of Chicago. He's seen here in 2011, presenting a Church study on clergy sex abuse. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Fifth-graders from the Bradwell School of Excellence in Chicago's South Shore area wrote an op-ed piece for The Chicago Tribune this week, explaining how they see their neighborhood. Google hide caption

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'You Don't Really Know Us,' Chicago Kids Tell News Media

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Police investigate the scene of a shooting at 75th Street and Stewart Avenue on Saturday in Chicago. At least 50 people were shot in the city, nine of them fatally, in a wave of violence over the Fourth of July weekend. E. Jason Wambsgans/MCT /Landov hide caption

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Filmmaker George Lucas and his wife, Chicago native Mellody Hobson, are seen on the red carpet at the 2013 Governors Awards in Los Angeles. Lucas has decided to locate his new museum in the Windy City. John Shearer/Invision/AP hide caption

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Police cordon off the area around a shooting in Chicago Wednesday. The violence broke out down the street from where NPR's David Schaper was conducting an interview about urban renewal efforts. David Schaper /NPR hide caption

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'Oh My Jesus!': Shots Fired During NPR Interview In Chicago

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