Cheryl Corley

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Gangs Allegedly Threaten Chicago Police After Shooting Of Black Man

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Gang leaders allegedly threatened Chicago police after a police-involved shooting. Activists call the notion of supposed threats ludicrous and a ploy to take the spotlight off of police shootings.


More Children Caught In The Crossfire Amid Chicago Street Shootings Spike

Monday, August 01, 2016

Even residents of neighborhoods accustomed to a rise in gun violence in the summer are particularly alarmed now: Fifteen kids age 12 and younger have been injured by bullets so far this year.


The Driving Life And Death Of Philando Castile

Friday, July 15, 2016

Philando Castile spent his driving career trapped in a seemingly endless cycle of traffic stops, fines, court appearances, revocations and reinstatements, raising questions about bias, race and luck.


As Country Reels From Violent Week, Clergies Offer Messages Of Healing

Sunday, July 10, 2016

The fatal police shootings of black men followed by the killings of five police officers have given members of the clergy much to think about. What will they be saying to their congregations?


Community In Disbelief That Minn. Man Was Killed By Police

Friday, July 08, 2016

Protests were held across the country after a police officer shot and killed motorist Philando Castile in a St. Paul suburb during a traffic stop. Castile's girlfriend livestreamed the aftermath.


Abner Mikva, Former Illinois Congressman And Obama Mentor, Dies

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Former Illinois Congressman and federal judge Abner Mikva died on Monday at the age of 90. A mentor to President Obama, Mikva received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2014.


Orlando Club Reopens Nearly Two Weeks After Deadly Mass Shooting

Friday, June 24, 2016

It was Latin Night at Pulse when a gunman opened fire inside the Orlando club, killing 49 people and inuring dozens more. Nearly two weeks later, the LGBT club again hosted Latin Night.


Attorney General Loretta Lynch Meets With Victims, Police In Orlando

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch traveled to Orlando Tuesday, where she met with victims, law enforcement and family members of those killed in the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub. The FBI is working with local law enforcement to determine the motive for the attack, described as an act of terrorism and a hate crime.


Chicago Archdiocese To Offer Paid Family Leave

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Chicago's Catholic Archdiocese next month begins offering 12 weeks of paid parental leave to its employees. Officials say the directive ensures personnel policies are in line with church teachings.


Autopsy Report: Prince Died Of An Accidental Overdose

Friday, June 03, 2016

The Midwest Medical Examiner's office in Ramsey, Minn., confirmed that iconic pop star Prince died from a self-administered dose of fentanyl — a powerful opiate used to control pain.


High Lead Levels Discovered In Chicago School's Drinking Fountains

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Chicago officials faced angry parents and three water fountains were shut down at an elementary school. Now, all of the city's public schools are being tested for lead contamination.