Cheryl Corley

Cheryl Corley appears in the following:

Police Settlements: How The Cost Of Misconduct Impacts Cities And Taxpayers

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Payouts range from multi-million-dollars to far less but the financial impact is often overlooked. One argument in the protests over policing is that funds for police could be better used elsewhere.


How Police Misconduct Affects Cities And Taxpayers Financially

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Settlements for police misconduct can range from multimillion-dollar payouts to far less. But the financial impact of police misconduct on cities and taxpayers is often overlooked.


2020 March On Washington On The 57th Anniversary Of MLK Jr.'s 'I Have A Dream' Speech

Thursday, August 27, 2020

The ongoing protests over racial and economic injustices mirror concerns voiced 57 years ago at the historic March on Washington. Four Chicagoans reflect on events and their significance then and now.


Violent Crime Increases In Several Cities Nationwide

Friday, August 14, 2020

Cities from Chicago to Oakland report increases in shootings and killings since the pandemic began. Tensions from the pandemic may be contributing, but the answer isn't so simple.


Unrest Erupts In Downtown Chicago Following Police Shooting

Monday, August 10, 2020

Downtown Chicago was the target of violence early Monday as large groups moved through the area, smashing windows and looting stores. The city vowed to crack down on violence.


How Different Cities Respond To Ongoing Protests

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Law enforcement has responded differently to protests continuing across the U.S. NPR reporters in Portland, Ore., Beacon, N.Y., and Chicago discuss ways these cities have dealt with civil unrest.


Crime Has Declined Overall During The Pandemic, But Shootings And Killings Are Up

Monday, July 20, 2020

The pandemic has forced people to change their lives dramatically, which has contributed to the crime rate dropping. The bad news: an uptick in shootings and killings.


Illinois Cautiously Reopens Zoos, Fitness Centers And Movie Theaters Friday

Thursday, June 25, 2020

But state officials say the threat of COVID-19 remains strong and they need to continue wearing facemasks and social distancing.


As COVID-19 Hits Harder Among Minorities, What Can Chicago Do?

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Chicago's mayor calls the pandemic a public health red alarm. The city's new "racial equity rapid response team" is crafting strategies to ward off the disease in Black and Latinx neighborhoods.


Examples Of Reimagining Police Departments That Show Promise

Friday, June 12, 2020

Since the protests sparked by George Floyd's killing in police custody, many have called for overhauling police departments and policies. Efforts underway in some cities have had mixed success.


Chicago Tackles COVID-19 Disparities In Hard-Hit Black And Latino Neighborhoods

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

The mayor calls the coronavirus a public health "red alarm." She has deployed a Racial Equity Rapid Response Team to fight the disease in black and Latinx neighborhoods.


Cities Ask If It's Time To Reimagine Policing In The U.S.

Saturday, June 06, 2020

For years, activists who've criticized police abuse have called for cuts in law enforcement budgets – often with little success. Now, the idea is gaining traction after George Floyd's killing.


Protests Erupt In Minneapolis After The Death Of A Black Man In Police Custody

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Minneapolis protesters say they want justice for George Floyd, a black man who died while in police custody. A video of his arrest has again raised public concerns about police use of force.


Illinois Announces Phased Reopening And Its Largest Daily COVID-19 Death Toll

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

The state is essentially in Phase 2, with a plan to slowly reopen in certain regions of the state that meet criteria set by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.


Gowns For Medical Staff, Made Of Same Material As Masks, In Short Supply

Sunday, May 03, 2020

Production of N95 masks has increased, but health care workers now say there's a shortage of gowns as the two protective gears are competing for the same materials.


Illinois Lawmaker Files Lawsuit; Wants Stay-At-Home Rules Lifted

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Republican state Rep. Darren Bailey got a temporary restraining order against the rules — for himself. He says the limits on residents should be lifted for the entire state.


Around The Country: How States Are Planning To Reopen

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

States are all grappling with the coronavirus outbreak. However, some of them are already talking about lifting strict quarantine measures. Each state is taking a different approach.


The COVID-19 Struggle In Chicago's Cook County Jail

Monday, April 13, 2020

Cook County Jail's coronavirus outbreak has prompted policy changes and a federal lawsuit. More than 500 staff and detainees infected.


To Combat High Infection Rate, Chicago Jail Releases Hundreds

Saturday, April 11, 2020

The Cook County Jail has the largest outbreak of the coronavirus behind bars, with more than 400 staff and inmates infected. They've offered early release to ease overcrowding, but the risk remains.


Balancing Justice, Public Safety: Virus Brings Changes To Courts, Jails, Arrests

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

People in jail are being released early, arrests are down and some court cases are being postponed as members of the criminal justice system grapple with the coronavirus threat.