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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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Big Tech Improvements To 911 System Raise The Risk Of More 'Swatting'

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:38:00 -0500

These fake 911 calls designed to elicit a SWAT team response are raising concerns among law enforcement. Some worry changes coming to the 911 system could lead to more of the prank calls.

Court Decision Could Force Changes To ATF's Undercover Operations

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:00:00 -0500

In U.S. District Court in Chicago, nine federal judges continue a first-of-its kind hearing to determine if phony drug stash house stings run by federal agents are racially biased.

Chicago Judge Throws Out 15 Convictions On Fears Police Reports Were Dishonest

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:06:00 -0500

Defense attorneys call it a "mass exoneration." The men who were cleared say they were framed by police who demanded bribes, and planted drugs on them if they refused to pay.

In Chicago, Female Public Defenders Want Men In Lockup To Keep It In Their Pants

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 13:21:06 -0500

The Cook County public defender wants authorities to find a way to stop men in custody from exposing themselves to female attorneys. "It's disgusting, it's awful and my lawyers are being assaulted."

'Invisible No More' Examines Police Violence Against Minority Women

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 09:00:36 -0500

Author Andrea Ritchie wants the incidents of police violence involving women of color and transgender women to get as much attention as black men and boys have received in recent years.

New Use-Of-Force Guidelines For Chicago Police

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 19:12:00 -0400

On Sunday, new rules go into effect for Chicago police that will mandate how they interact with the public. The new rules follow high profile cases of police shootings.

President Johnson's Crime Commission Report, 50 Years Later

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 07:00:49 -0400

The 1960s brought political and social change in the U.S. — and more crime. Lyndon Johnson decided to wage a "war on crime" and formed a group tasked with developing revolutionary recommendations.

Once A Blue-Collar Powerhouse, A Chicago Suburb Now Faces A Dim Future

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 16:31:00 -0400

NPR's Cheryl Corley makes a bittersweet return home to Harvey, Ill., where she finds a town struggling to survive.

After 2 Years, Illinois Passes A Budget

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 05:08:00 -0400

For the first time in two years, the state of Illinois passed a budget, after lawmakers overrode the governor's veto. But it doesn't mean the state has solved its budget woes.

Police Fatalities On The Rise

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 05:01:00 -0400

More police have been killed on the job in 2017 than at the same time last year. Seven of the 67 police fatalities so far this year, have been in New York.

Sales Are Slow For Trump Condos In Chicago

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 16:33:00 -0400

An unusually large number of luxury condos are for sale or rent at Chicago's Trump International Hotel and Tower. Market forces and protests over the Trump presidency may both be factors.

Chicago Could Lose Federal Funds Under Scope Of 'Sanctuary Cities' Order

Fri, 26 May 2017 05:05:00 -0400

Several regions threatened with cuts to federal funding over immigration policies say they will not be bullied by the Trump administration. They maintain enforcing federal immigration laws is illegal.

For Some Moms, Posting Bail Means They Can Spend Mother's Day With Their Families

Sat, 13 May 2017 18:52:03 -0400

Many mothers awaiting trial remain in jail because they can't afford bail. This week, a number of organizations are working to post bail so these women can be home with their families on Mother's Day.

Obama Presidential Center Design Unveiled

Wed, 03 May 2017 14:49:00 -0400

The Center will be located in the Jackson Park neighborhood of Chicago's South side and it will include three buildings — a museum, forum and library that surround a public plaza.

Its Survival In Doubt, Sears Struggles To Transform Once Again

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 07:29:00 -0400

More than a century ago, Sears was the Amazon of its time — a dominant name in retail. Sears has been in a long and painful decline, but executives say they have a plan to turn the company around.