Cheryl Corley

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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.


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.


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.


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.


Law Aims To Keep Chicago From Becoming Petcoke Dumping Ground

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Midwest refineries are processing crude oil from Canada's tar sands. Chicago officials voted to ban any new companies from storing petroleum coke in the city, and said existing companies can't expand.


As a Test Gets Phased Out In Chicago, Some Boycott Its Final Year

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

In Chicago, a boycott has begun to protest the extent of standardized testing. Parents and teachers are saying that a recent test is useless, so hundreds are opting out or refusing to administer it.


Flagging Down Taxi Drivers To Sign Up For Obamacare

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act are working in Chicago and several other cities to sign up cabbies for health insurance as the March 31 open enrollment deadline nears.


Remembering Chef Charlie Trotter, Chicago Fine-Dining Visionary

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Charlie Trotter was one of the country's most influential chefs. His death comes just a year after he closed his namesake restaurant in Chicago. Authorities plan to conduct an autopsy on Wednesday.


One Way For An Indie Bookstore To Last? Put Women 'First'

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Women and Children First has weathered more than three decades of competition from chain stores and online booksellers to become one of the largest feminist bookstores in the U.S. Now, the Chicago store is among the few of its kind left standing — and it's on the hunt for new ownership.


Minneapolis Courts Chicago's Same-Sex Couples

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Same-sex marriage is legal in Minnesota, but not in Illinois. That has Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak on a mission to attract gays and lesbians to spend their wedding dollars in his city.


Syrian-Americans Encourage U.S. Strike Against Assad Regime

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The recent chemical attack on civilians in Syria galvanized international condemnation against the supposed perpetrator, Bashar al-Assad's regime. The U.S. is expected to take some sort of military action. But what should be the goals of the U.S. and its allies? Experts, diplomats, world leaders are weighing in — but, perhaps, nowhere else are these questions felt more deeply than among those in Syrian-American community.


Chicago School Closures Send Kids Through Dangerous Areas

Friday, August 23, 2013

Chicago is preparing for the first day of school, which has extra challenges this year. The city closed about 50 schools recently, so some children will have to walk through dangerous neighborhoods to get to class. The city is expanding its "Safe Passage" program, training workers who will be stationed on school routes to protect students.


Bayard Rustin: The Man Who Organized The March On Washington

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The strategist behind the 1963 march will posthumously receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom this year. As a gay man, his position in the movement was questioned. But now he is considered "an amazing role model" for activists of color who are also gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.


Former Chicago Mayor Lends A Hand To Ailing Gary, Ind.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

After more than 20 years as Chicago's Mayor, Richard Daley is working with the new Mayor of Gary, Ind., to try to revitalize that rust belt city. Daley is a senior fellow at the University of Chicago and his students are also helping in the transformation effort.


'Bat Cave' Road In Chicago Accessible To Only A Few

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

In Chicago, there's a 2.5 mile roadway that the city's mayor calls the "Bat Cave." It's been around for more than a decade but it's more secret than public. The mini-highway was designed to ferry conventioneers to Chicago's massive McCormick Place convention hall. It's also a favorite of politicians with just the right amount of clout. Now, some want taxis to have access too.


Chicago Schools Hit With New Round Of Layoffs

Friday, July 19, 2013

Chicago's school district is laying off 2,000-plus workers, more than 1,000 of them are teachers. These layoffs are in addition to 855 employees who were laid off in June because of the decision to close 49 elementary schools and a high school program. Chicago Public Schools is blaming this round of layoffs on the schools' $1 billion budget deficit and the lack of pension reform.


Measuring The African-American Financial Divide

Saturday, June 29, 2013

NPR conducted the poll of African-American communities with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health. While the gap between the well-off and poor in the U.S. has stretched wide in recent years, we found that black Americans describe their financial divide as a nearly 50-50 split, and it affects how they view the world.


In Chicago, Public Housing Experiment Enters New Phase

Monday, June 24, 2013

The city has torn down all of its high rises and says it's close to completing its plans to transform public housing. Chicago leaders want to use public housing funds to build not just homes for poor families, but stores as well. However, some say that breaks a promise to provide affordable housing.


Losers In Chicago School Closings Target Elected Officials

Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Chicago school board voted to close dozens of schools, despite community protests that the closings disproportionately affect minority students. Now the teachers union and community activists want to change the system and oust the elected officials who disagreed with them.


Bond For Accused Cleveland Kidnapper Set At $8 Million

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Just days ago, three women and a child escaped from a Cleveland house they'd been held in for years. On Thursday, accused kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro appeared in court. A judge set bond for Castro at $8 million.