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Cheryl Corley : NPR

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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Treat Gun Violence Like A Public Health Crisis, One Program Says

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 17:29:00 -0500

A violence prevention program takes a public health approach to the gun violence in Chicago, where the program has struggled to find funding. In New York, the program has seen big results.

Lawsuit Accuses Milwaukee Police Of Abusive Stop And Frisk Practices

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:46:00 -0500

The plaintiffs say random stops are up, and unfairly focus on blacks and Latinos. The police chief says his force doesn't have a practice of stop and frisk, and citizen complaints are down.

Scientific Conference Planners Concerned About Immigration Policy

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:32:00 -0500

There's increasing concern among planners of science and technical conferences about the Trump administration's immigration restrictions. Many groups signed a letter asking Trump to rescind the order.

Southern Poverty Law Center Records Rise In U.S. Hate Groups

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:29:00 -0500

A new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center says the number of hate groups in the U.S. increased for a second year in a row with a growing number of right wing extremists operating in cyberspace. The most dramatic change in the organization's annual count was an expanding number of anti-Muslim hate groups.

Trump Supporters Cheer Quick Starts On Campaign Promises In His First Weeks

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:34:00 -0500

The Trump presidency's early days have been anything but uneventful. Trump voters in Algonquin, Ill., praise both the pace and content of his actions, from the travel ban to his Supreme Court nominee.

In Bid To Curb Violence, Chicago Gets Some Ideas From Teens Behind Bars

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 16:28:00 -0500

As law enforcement tries to combat the startling number of murders in the city, two young people share what they've learned in a detention center.

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.