Cheryl Corley

Cheryl Corley appears in the following:

On Road To Recovery, Ferguson Residents Have Different Ideas

Thursday, February 04, 2016

It's been more than a year since the shooting of Michael Brown sparked nationwide protests. Tension has dissipated in Ferguson, but some disagreements exist among residents about the best way forward.


Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner Overlooks Budget Crisis In State Of The State Speech

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner will deliver his state of the state address Wednesday. It comes amidst a budget impasse, partisan fighting and finger pointing over cuts to social services and an underfunded pension fund.


7 Months Without A Budget, Ill. Gov. Rauner To Deliver State Address

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The stalemate between the Republican governor and the Democratic legislature has left Illinois without a budget. In that atmosphere, Gov. Bruce Rauner is to present his State of the State address.


Black Lives Matter Protesters Crash U.S. Conference Of Mayors Meeting

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Members of the Black Lives Matter movement protested Wednesday at the U.S. Conference of Mayors right before a group of city leaders were set to discuss policing and safe communities.


Chicago Shooting Drives Calls For Emanuel To Go, So Far Without Result

Friday, January 08, 2016

Protesters angry about the shooting death of Laquan McDonald at the hands of Chicago police say the mayor should resign. But Emanuel is weathering the crisis, and a recall effort faces obstacles.


Furor Over Police Shootings In Chicago Continues

Monday, December 28, 2015

Today, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced police department reforms in the aftermath of the deaths of two people shot by police just a few hours after Christmas.


Latest Chicago Police Shooting Ramps Up Calls For Mayor To Step Down

Monday, December 28, 2015

About 100 people gathered Sunday outside the home where police shot and killed two people early Saturday. The Cook County medical examiner's office has listed the manner of both deaths as homicides.


Protesters And City Policing: 2016 Brings Room To Improve Relations

Saturday, December 26, 2015

It's been a year of protests with demonstrators taking to the streets across the nation. Fatal shootings involving police have forced investigations, the ouster of a police superintendent and others.


Chicago Mayor Apologizes For Police Killing Of Black Teenager

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

In a speech to the full Chicago City Council, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he takes full responsibility for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald last April because it happened on his watch.


Video Released Of Chicago Police Officer Fatally Shooting Ronald Johnson

Monday, December 07, 2015

A second dash-cam video of a fatal shooting by a Chicago police officer has been released. The Cook County state's attorney announced Monday that the officer in this case will not face criminal charges.


School Board Approves Controversial Deal In Transgender Student Case

Thursday, December 03, 2015

An Illinois school district came to an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education and voted to allow a transgender student, born a male, access to the girls' locker room.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel Announces Firing Of Chicago Police Chief

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Tuesday the firing of the city's embattled police superintendent. He also said a task force will begin work on a top to bottom review of the city's police department.


Amid Application Season, Seniors Consider A New Criterion: Race Relations

Thursday, November 26, 2015

The surge of students protesting how colleges handle racial issues is making some incoming freshmen think more about race and safety on campus when choosing the university they want to attend.


U.S. Says Illinois School Must Give Locker Room Access To Transgender Student

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

A suburban high school in Chicago is the center of a debate about how to accommodate transgender students without singling them out. At issue is whether a student who identifies as fe...


Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Pleads Guilty In Hush Money Scheme

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Once one of the country's most powerful politicians, former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges of evading bank rules. Hastert told a feder...


Obama To Meet With Police Chiefs Group As Activists Press For Reforms

Friday, October 23, 2015

President Obama will continue to focus on criminal justice reforms when he travels to Chicago next week to address the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Activists in Chi...


Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert To Plead Guilty In Hush Money Case

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Dennis Hastert will plead guilty in an alleged scheme to pay hush money to someone and lying to federal investigators about it. The U.S. Attorney's office in Chicago announced the ple...


20th Anniversary Of Million Man March Inspires New Rally In Washington, D.C.

Friday, October 09, 2015

Black men from across the country gathered for the Million Man March in Washington D.C., 20 years ago. Led by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, the march was billed as a day of ...


When Social Media Fuels Gang Violence

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Young people, often rival gang members, have increasingly used Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to threaten each other. The practice is called "cyber banging" and it's led to fights and even death.


Chicago Mayor Pushes Historic Tax Increase To Fix City's Finances

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Rahm Emanuel, who was re-elected this year after a tough campaign, says the tax hike is the best way to address deep financial problems caused in part by Chicago's vastly underfunded pensions.