Cheryl Corley

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Prisoners In Illinois Ask Governor For Help Getting Their Debate Team Back

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Prison officials say they are re-evaluating all programs, but the prisoners say their effort to shed light on the problems with parole in Illinois may be what's behind the shutdown.


Chicago Debates If Civilian Groups Should Oversee Police

Monday, May 28, 2018

Overhauling police has been a critical issue for more than two years after the release of a video which showed a white Chicago police officer shooting and killing a black teenager.


Danica Patrick's Last Race

Saturday, May 26, 2018

This Sunday, it's the end of "start your engines" for racing star Danica Patrick. The only woman to win an IndyCar race, Patrick leaves motor sports with a last run at the Indy 500.


Questions Surround Austin Bombing Investigation Efforts, View Of Suspect

Saturday, March 24, 2018

On the day the Austin bomber killed himself, the city's acting police chief described him as a "challenged young man" — not a terrorist. That designation didn't sit well with people of color.


Chicago Community Groups Will Get Their Say On Police Reform

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Black Lives Matter and other community groups will contribute to reform guidelines for the Chicago Police Department that are being drawn up by city and state officials.


Chicago Students Add Time To Walkout For Local Victims Of Gun Violence

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

In Chicago, some students who walked out of class on Wednesday added extra time to their tribute — 17 minutes for the individuals killed in Florida, plus three minutes more for other victims of gun violence in Chicago, including a police commander.


In Chicago, Students Protest Gun Violence In Communities

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

High school students across the U.S. are walking out of class to protest gun violence in schools. In Chicago, protesting students also want action to take guns off the street.


Do Police Officers In Schools Really Make Them Safer?

Thursday, March 08, 2018

After the massacre in Parkland, Fla., President Trump said every school should have resource officers. But critics fear the unintended consequences like increased suspensions and arrests.


Once Sentenced For Life, Some Juvenile Convicts Get A Second Chance

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Michigan has one of the largest populations of juveniles serving life in prison. Such sentences were ruled unconstitutional and now the state must decide who remains behind bars and who gets released.


Big Tech Improvements To 911 System Raise The Risk Of More 'Swatting'

Thursday, January 11, 2018

These fake 911 calls designed to elicit a SWAT team response are raising concerns among law enforcement. Some worry changes coming to the 911 system could lead to more of the prank calls.


Court Decision Could Force Changes To ATF's Undercover Operations

Friday, December 15, 2017

In U.S. District Court in Chicago, nine federal judges continue a first-of-its kind hearing to determine if phony drug stash house stings run by federal agents are racially biased.


Chicago Judge Throws Out 15 Convictions On Fears Police Reports Were Dishonest

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Defense attorneys call it a "mass exoneration." The men who were cleared say they were framed by police who demanded bribes, and planted drugs on them if they refused to pay.


New Use-Of-Force Guidelines For Chicago Police

Saturday, October 14, 2017

On Sunday, new rules go into effect for Chicago police that will mandate how they interact with the public. The new rules follow high profile cases of police shootings.


Once A Blue-Collar Powerhouse, A Chicago Suburb Now Faces A Dim Future

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

NPR's Cheryl Corley makes a bittersweet return home to Harvey, Ill., where she finds a town struggling to survive.


After 2 Years, Illinois Passes A Budget

Friday, July 07, 2017

For the first time in two years, the state of Illinois passed a budget, after lawmakers overrode the governor's veto. But it doesn't mean the state has solved its budget woes.


Police Fatalities On The Rise

Thursday, July 06, 2017

More police have been killed on the job in 2017 than at the same time last year. Seven of the 67 police fatalities so far this year, have been in New York.


Sales Are Slow For Trump Condos In Chicago

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

An unusually large number of luxury condos are for sale or rent at Chicago's Trump International Hotel and Tower. Market forces and protests over the Trump presidency may both be factors.


Chicago Could Lose Federal Funds Under Scope Of 'Sanctuary Cities' Order

Friday, May 26, 2017

Several regions threatened with cuts to federal funding over immigration policies say they will not be bullied by the Trump administration. They maintain enforcing federal immigration laws is illegal.


For Some Moms, Posting Bail Means They Can Spend Mother's Day With Their Families

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Many mothers awaiting trial remain in jail because they can't afford bail. This week, a number of organizations are working to post bail so these women can be home with their families on Mother's Day.


Obama Presidential Center Design Unveiled

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

The Center will be located in the Jackson Park neighborhood of Chicago's South side and it will include three buildings — a museum, forum and library that surround a public plaza.