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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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Chicago Community Groups Will Get Their Say On Police Reform

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 19:51:27 -0400

Black Lives Matter and other community groups will contribute to reform guidelines for the Chicago Police Department that are being drawn up by city and state officials.

Chicago Students Add Time To Walkout For Local Victims Of Gun Violence

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:14:00 -0400

In Chicago, some students who walked out of class on Wednesday added extra time to their tribute — 17 minutes for the individuals killed in Florida, plus three minutes more for other victims of gun violence in Chicago, including a police commander.

In Chicago, Students Protest Gun Violence In Communities

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:53:00 -0400

High school students across the U.S. are walking out of class to protest gun violence in schools. In Chicago, protesting students also want action to take guns off the street.

Fewer Innocent Inmates Were Released From Prison In 2017, Study Says

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 05:18:00 -0400

Last year, 139 wrongfully convicted inmates were exonerated. That's a drop from 2016, when there were 171 cases, data from the National Registry of Exonerations shows.

Do Police Officers In Schools Really Make Them Safer?

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 05:00:00 -0500

After the massacre in Parkland, Fla., President Trump said every school should have resource officers. But critics fear the unintended consequences like increased suspensions and arrests.

Once Sentenced For Life, Some Juvenile Convicts Get A Second Chance

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:07:00 -0500

Michigan has one of the largest populations of juveniles serving life in prison. Such sentences were ruled unconstitutional and now the state must decide who remains behind bars and who gets released.

Florida Shooting Update

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:08:11 -0500

We have the latest in the investigation into the school shooting in Florida that left 17 people dead.

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.