Cheryl Corley

Cheryl Corley appears in the following:

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.


In Many Places, The Coronavirus Is Putting The Criminal Justice System On Hold

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Inmates 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.


Some Stock Up On Guns And Ammunition During Coronavirus Crisis

Friday, March 20, 2020

In some states, ammunition and gun sales have soared as the coronavirus pandemic grows. Lines have formed at gun stores as many gun buyers say they want to be ready with protection if there's panic.


Toilet Paper, Frozen Foods And Hand Sanitizer Purchases Are Up. So Are Gun Sales

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic grows, the item that some people are lining up for is not toilet paper — but guns. In some states, ammunition and gun sales have soared.


Foxx's Efforts For Judicial Change Overshadowed By Celebrity Case

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

In Illinois, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx has changed how her office approaches prosecutions which has been criticized by police and others. Voters in the county will decide her fate Tuesday.


Critics Say Mississippi's Cellphone Felony Offense Is Too Harsh

Monday, February 24, 2020

In Mississippi, it's a felony offense for anyone behind bars to possess a cellphone. There's a push there to get the state's supreme court to reconsider one man's 12-year prison sentence.


LGBTQ Advocates In Chicago React To Pete Buttigieg's Strong Iowa Results

Thursday, February 06, 2020

Mayor Pete Buttigieg made a strong showing in the Iowa caucuses as an openly gay man. Many LGBTQ folks are thrilled by the success — but other LGBTQ activists say he's not progressive enough.


Nearly 700 People In The U.S. Die From Gun Violence Each Week; A Memorial Honors Them

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

An art installation in Chicago honors victims of gun violence, and its organizers hope to make it a national monument. They want to bring widespread attention to what they consider another epidemic.