Cheryl Corley

Cheryl Corley appears in the following:

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

Friday, January 13, 2017

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.

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

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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.

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

Sunday, January 08, 2017

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

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Gun Deaths In Chicago: Why Is This Happening?

Saturday, January 07, 2017

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.

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Researchers Link Gun Violence To Public Health In Chicago Study

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

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.

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

Monday, December 26, 2016

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.

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

Thursday, December 08, 2016

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.

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Demonstrations Continue At The Dakota Access Pipeline

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

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.

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Army Corps Of Engineers Wants Further Study Of Dakota Access Pipeline

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

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.

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

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

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.

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Chicago Cubs Fans Celebrate First World Series Win In 108 Years

Thursday, November 03, 2016

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.

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

Friday, October 21, 2016

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.

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

Thursday, October 20, 2016

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.

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Union Publicizes Sexual Harassment In Chicago's Hospitality Industry

Monday, October 17, 2016

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.

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Chicago City Council Approves Oversight Agency To Police The Police

Thursday, October 06, 2016

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.

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In Indiana, The Last Remnants Of America's Free African-American Settlements

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Lyles Station has been a black-owned farming community since the 1800s. A small number still farm, and their story is told at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African-American History and Culture.

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Family Heirloom, National Treasure: Rare Photos Show Black Civil War Soldiers

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Capt. William Prickitt commanded a company of black soldiers during the Civil War. When he took ill, they saved him. A photo album that he carried the rest of his life has preserved their identities.

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50 Years Ago, Martin Luther King Jr. Fought For Open Housing In Chicago

Monday, August 29, 2016

50 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr., took his fight for civil rights to the north. The Chicago Freedom Movement was a push for open housing and an end to Chicago slums.

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More Unrest After Milwaukee Police Shooting But No Widespread Destruction

Monday, August 15, 2016

A black man was shot by police over the weekend but unlike Saturday, there was not a lot of destruction on Sunday. Authorities say they've been able to handle protests on there own.

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Unrest And Protest In Milwaukee After Police Shooting

Sunday, August 14, 2016

NPR gives the latest on the riots and protests that erupted in Milwaukee after police shot and killed a man late Saturday night.

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