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Cheryl Corley

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Iowa Mayor Calls For 'Caring Cities' To Take In Young Immigrants

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Unaccompanied, undocumented children from Central America aren't just sparking debate in the Southwest. The question of whether to offer shelter to the minors has led to divided opinions in Iowa.

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Faced With Undocumented Minors, Iowa Is Wrenched By Stark Divide

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The governor of Iowa says that unaccompanied minors from Central America should not find shelter in his state. But the mayor of Des Moines and many religious leaders are at odds with the governor.

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A Red July 4th Weekend Leaves Dozens Of Casualties In Chicago

Monday, July 07, 2014

A bloody Fourth of July weekend left 60 people shot in Chicago, nine of them fatally, since Thursday afternoon. Many of the weekend's shootings occurred in the city's South Side neighborhoods.

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A Presidential Contest ... For Obama's Library

Monday, July 07, 2014

There are 13 presidential libraries and soon there will be a 14th, for President Obama. Places vying for the prize stretch from Hawaii to New York. Chicago is so eager it's pitched multiple proposals.

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Chicago Students Enroll As Boys, And Graduate As College-Bound Men

Friday, July 04, 2014

For five years running, 100 percent of the graduating seniors at Urban Prep Academies have won admission to four-year colleges. The schools work to promote positive examples of black masculinity.

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Remembering Louis Zamperini, Olympian And War Hero

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Louis Zamperini, an Olympian and a war hero, has died at the age of 97. Zamperini ran in the 1936 Berlin Olympics and survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific after his bomber crashed. Shortly after he came ashore, he was captured by the Japanese, enduring two years of harsh treatment as a prisoner of war. Unbroken, a book about his life, has been adapted for a forthcoming film.

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Some Home Care Workers May Avoid Bargaining Fees, Court Rules

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The Supreme Court ruled that in-home care workers, who are paid by the state, are not similar enough to government employees to have to pay fees that help cover the costs of collective bargaining.

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Never Tell Them The Odds: Cities Vie To Host 'Star Wars' Collection

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Star Wars creator George Lucas wants to build a museum full of movie memorabilia and fine art. But where? Both his hometown of San Francisco and Chicago, his "second home," are vying for it.

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Online Gambling Dealt A Blow To State Expansion

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Citing a contentious split among the major casino operators over the issue of expansion, the group representing the U.S. casino industry has dropped its support for legalizing online gaming.

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Why Those Tiny Microbeads In Soap May Pose Problem For Great Lakes

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The plastic beads in some face soaps look a lot like fish food when they end up in the water. Two states are close to banning the beads, which researchers say can spread toxins through the food chain.

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Across The U.S., Bicycle Commuting Picks Up Speed

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Bicyclists account for a just a small percentage of commuters in the U.S., but their numbers have grown by nearly 60 percent over the past decade as cities have become more bike-friendly.

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One Day From Elections, Iraq Is Racked By Violence

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

In Iraq, at least 17 people are dead and dozens wounded after a pair of bombs struck an outdoor market. It's just the latest deadly attack on the eve of Iraq's national parliamentary elections.

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New York And Chicago Bring E-Cigs Under Umbrella Of Tobacco Laws

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Laws subjecting e-cigarettes to the same regulations as other tobacco products take effect in New York and Chicago Tuesday. They're just the latest moves to stem the rising popularity of the devices.

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After Violent Weekend, Feds Create Unit To Combat Chicago Crime

Friday, April 25, 2014

Chicago saw one of its bloodiest weekends over the Easter holiday. Nine people were killed, dozens others injured. The U.S. attorney in Chicago is stepping in to help stem the tide.

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Chicago Doctor Among Those Killed In Afghan Hospital Attack

Friday, April 25, 2014

Dr. Jerry Umanos worked at the Lawndale Christian Health Center for more than 15 years before he and his wife moved to Afghanistan so that he could train doctors in the war-torn country.

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Subminimum Wages For The Disabled: Godsend Or Exploitation?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Activists say a federal law that allows employers to pay people with disabilities pennies per hour is out of date and should be changed. But some say the law is a lifeline for the disabled.

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States, Lawmakers Want Feds To Use New Math For FEMA Calculations

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

As a new tornado season begins, Illinois officials say they need more help from the federal government, and Sens. Kirk and Durbin have reintroduced a bill proposing changes to the disaster formula.

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Latinos Wary Of All-Out Push To Sign Up For ACA

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Latinos are the most uninsured group in the country, but they're newly leery of President Obama and the Affordable Care Act.

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Commuters Ditch Cars For Public Transit In Record Numbers

Saturday, March 22, 2014

More Americans are hopping on a bus or taking a train to get to work. Public transit ridership in the U.S. is now at the highest that it has been in more than half a century.

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Move To Honor Prohibition-Era 'Untouchable' Hits A Snag

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Several U.S. senators want to name the ATF's Washington headquarters after Eliot Ness, credited with bringing down mobster Al Capone. But some Chicago officials say Ness doesn't deserve the glory.

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