Cheryl Corley

Cheryl Corley appears in the following:

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.


Illinois Lottery Suspends Payouts Until State Lawmakers Settle Budget Stalemate

Monday, September 14, 2015

People who have hopes of winning a big lottery prize will have to put their dreams on hold in Illinois. The Governor and Illinois lawmakers can't come to terms over a state budget and...


Hunger Strike Over Future Of Chicago School Enters Its 11th Day

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Parents, teachers and activists are fighting to defend a high school the school board voted to close several years ago. They say officials are ignoring their input over what kind of school to reopen.


Chef Wants Diners To Remember Her Cooking, Not Her Blindness

Monday, August 24, 2015

Laura Martinez defied many skeptics when she opened up her Chicago restaurant, La Diosa, this year. It helps that she used to work for the late Charlie Trotter, one of the city's most acclaimed chefs.


NRLB Rules Northwestern Football Players May Not Unionize

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The decision dismissed a ruling granting the students' petition to join the College Athletes Players Association. But it failed to answer the big question: are student athletes university employees?


Northwestern Football Players Lose Bid To Form First Union For Athletes

Monday, August 17, 2015

The National Labor Relations Board announced Monday it dismissed a previous ruling by a Chicago regional office in favor of the Northwestern University athletes.


In Measuring Post-Katrina Recovery, A Racial Gap Emerges

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina flooded most of New Orleans, much progress has been made to rebuild the city. But black and white residents assess the recovery quite differently.


New Orleans' Overall Crime Rate Has Fallen. Why Are People So Frustrated?

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Despite other gains, New Orleans' murder rate, which hit a 40-year low last year, is on the rise again and remains nearly quadruple that of other cities its size. Residents say police need to do more.


Whether History Or Hype, 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' Endures

Saturday, August 08, 2015

A year ago, after a white police officer shot an unarmed black youth in Ferguson, Mo., the phrase "Hands up, don't shoot" became a rallying cry. While it has become a mantra, some call it a lie.


Ferguson Businesses Struggle To Rebuild Post-Riots

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Last year, many businesses in Ferguson, Mo., were looted and vandalized in unrest that gripped the city. Customers are starting to return, but some owners don't feel positive about staying here.


Justice Report Accuses St. Louis County Family Court Of Racial Bias

Friday, July 31, 2015

A Justice Department report says the St. Louis County Family Court violates the constitutional rights of children and routinely discriminates against black children.


Chicago's 'Cloud Tax' Raises The Cost Of Streaming Videos

Friday, July 10, 2015

Chicago is taxing services such as Netflix and Spotify. Some residents wonder if a tax on other Internet services will follow, and others worry the levy will scare away businesses.


White House Announces Rule Strengthening Fair Housing Practices

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro calls the rule historic. It requires communities that receive federal funds to analyze segregation patterns and come up with plans to reduce it.