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Cheryl Corley is a NPR correspondent who works for the National Desk and is based in Chicago. She travels throughout the Midwest covering issues and events throughout the region's 12 states.

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DOJ Report On Chicago Police Finds 'Pattern Of Excessive Force'

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:30:00 -0500

After a year-long investigation, the U.S. Justice Department reported on Friday that the Chicago police department uses excessive force and its officers are poorly trained.

Before Farewell Speech, Chicagoans Reflect On President Obama's Legacy

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:48:00 -0500

Chicago got a chance to celebrate the victory of Barack Obama's election to the presidency twice. Now, as he delivers his farewell speech, residents reflect on what he meant for their city.

Chicagoans, Ex-Gang Members, Officials: 'No Easy Way To Stop The Violence'

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 18:53:00 -0500

The numbers in 2016 were grim when it came to gun violence in the nation's third largest city.

Gun Deaths In Chicago: Why Is This Happening?

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 18:02:47 -0500

Chicago saw a record number of murders in 2016. With more than 700 homicides, there is more than one issue that led to this problem.

Researchers Link Gun Violence To Public Health In Chicago Study

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 16:32:00 -0500

Every day in the United States more than 200 people are murdered or assaulted with a firearm. Researchers studying gun violence in Chicago looked at arrests and other data over an 8-year period to explain how gun violence can spread like an infectious disease.

In 2016, Violence Pervaded Policing On Both Ends Of The Gun

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 16:15:00 -0500

Officers were targeted and killed by gunmen, while police shootings spurred protests nationwide and prompted law enforcement agencies to take a hard look at use-of-force policies.

From Immigration To Infrastructure, Big-City Mayors Draw Up Wish List For Trump

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:04:00 -0500

Worried about policy changes and potential cuts in federal funding that Donald Trump warned of on the stump, mayors are now sharing their ideas with the president-elect as he sets his urban agenda.

Demonstrations Continue At The Dakota Access Pipeline

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:32:00 -0500

Demonstrators across the country are protesting against the completion of the Dakota Access pipeline. The pipeline is located near the reservation of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. The federal government has halted construction, but the companies building the pipeline have asked a federal court to let them complete the project.

Army Corps Of Engineers Wants Further Study Of Dakota Access Pipeline

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 05:08:00 -0500

Native Americans and supporters fighting the pipeline got a reprieve on Monday when the Army Corps of Engineers delayed a key decision on whether to let construction go ahead.

In A Sea Of Red, Illinois Stands Out As A Blue State

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 08:03:00 -0500

Illinois is President Obama's adopted home state, and voters there backed Hillary Clinton. We pay a visit to Lou Mitchell's restaurant to talk to voters.

Chicago Cubs Fans Celebrate First World Series Win In 108 Years

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 16:22:18 -0400

In Chicago, fans are giddy after the Chicago Cubs won the World Series beating the Cleveland Indians 8 to 7 in a game that lasted 10 innings. The win ends a 108-year-old championship drought, and some ecstatic fans are predicting it's the beginning of a dynasty.

101-Year-Old Chicago Cubs Fan Hopes Beloved Team Grants Her Birthday Wish

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:36:00 -0400

Centenarian Virginia Wood has a birthday wish — a World Series title for her Chicago team. But they'll have to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers before they compete for the top prize.

Co-Founder Of Chess Records, Phil Chess, Dies At 95

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:03:53 -0400

By 1950, Leonard and Phillip Chess had established Chess Records as the label for urban blues. Leonard died in 1969. Phil died on Wednesday at the age of 95.

Union Publicizes Sexual Harassment In Chicago's Hospitality Industry

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 05:03:00 -0400

A survey of hundreds of women working in hotels and casinos indicates widespread instances of assault by male guests. A union is pushing for legislation targeting sexual harassment on the job.

Chicago City Council Approves Oversight Agency To Police The Police

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 18:11:00 -0400

The Chicago City Council approved a new oversight agency to investigate police shootings, though critics say the measure lacks transparency and shows that the city is still not ready for reform.