Cheryl Corley

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Faces Runoff In April

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel fell short of the votes he needed to be re-elected during the city's non-partisan municipal election. He will face Cook County Commissioner Jesus Garcia in a runoff in early April.


Chicago's Historic Pullman District Becomes National Monument

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Pullman Historic District on Chicago's far south side was one the country's first company towns where workers at the now defunct Pullman Palace Car Company built luxury rail cars.


Pre-Election, Chicago Mayor Emanuel Loses African-American Support

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

School closings and high crime in some neighborhoods are big issues as Rahm Emanuel battles four challengers who want his job. President Obama is headed to town to give his former top aide a boost.


Chicago Little League Team Stripped Of U.S. Championship

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Chicago's Jackie Robinson West Little League team — that was lauded for their play and sportsmanship, even honored at the White House — has been stripped of their U.S. championship title. On Wednesday, league officials said adult mangers of the team cheated by skirting fair play rules that require all players to live inside the same geographical boundaries.


A Chicago Community Puts Mixed-Income Housing To The Test

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Chicago plans to replace its Lathrop Homes public housing project with a mix of condos and affordable housing. Residents say it doesn't need a revamp — and that the overhaul will displace too many.


Chicago Twins Who Snitched On Drug Cartel Get Reduced Terms

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The brothers who ran one of the largest drug networks ever have been sentenced to 14 years in prison. They had received life sentences but will serve 14 years instead.


Chicago Tries To Up Its Chances Of Hosting Obama's Presidential Library

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The University of Chicago's's plan to build the library on parkland it doesn't own is a sticking point. The foundation overseeing the competition wants to pick a host university by the end of March.


Chicago Scrambles To Remain Top Contender For Obama Library

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Obama Library Foundation says it has major concerns about the proposals from two Chicago universities. The city's mayor, Rahm Emanuel, says he's confident that Chicago will beat out New York and Hawaii.


Woman Remembered As Passioniate Activist For The Wrongly Convicted

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

For more than a decade, Jane Raley fought to overturn the convictions of prison inmates who were actually innocent. She died on Christmas Day.


Road Salt Contributes To Toxic Chemical Levels In Streams

Monday, December 29, 2014

One of the primary tools that U.S. transportation departments count on to keep roads safe is road salt. But that has meant rising levels of chloride in many northern streams.


Even Under Obama, Black Activist Says Every Inch Of Progress Is A Fight

Friday, December 12, 2014

President Obama has said he'll work to improve race relations between police and communitie, but in his hometown, many see a leader unable to sustain the progress predicted during his 2008 campaign.


Damaged Businesses Vow Ferguson Will Rebound From Violence

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Protests have ranged from peaceful disruptions to chaotic, resulting in scores of arrests. Residents want to resume some type of normalcy, and they're trying to help businesses get back on their feet.


Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Reverberates Across The Nation

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The decision not to indict the officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown touched off protests. Residents of the St. Louis suburb blame trouble makers and edgy police for some confrontations.


Protests Rock Ferguson After Officer Isn't Indicted In Brown's Death

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

After the grand jury's verdict was announced on Monday, protesters took to the streets in the St. Louis suburb. The white police officer will not face charges in 18-year-old Michael Brown's death.


Grand Jury Decision Apparently Imminent In Ferguson, Mo.

Monday, November 24, 2014

A St. Louis County prosecutor is expected to announce the decision of a grand jury that is considering whether to indict a Ferguson, Mo., police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

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Ferguson Clergy Appeal For Calm Ahead Of Grand Jury's Decision

Monday, November 24, 2014

There is no announcement yet from the grand jury investigating the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed, black, 18-year-old. The panel is deciding whether to indict a white police officer in his death.


Ferguson Braces For Grand Jury Decision

Saturday, November 22, 2014

A grand jury decision on whether Officer Darren Wilson will face charges for killing Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., may be near. The grand jury met behind closed doors on Friday.


Residents In Ferguson, Mo., Ready For Grand Jury Decision

Friday, November 21, 2014

In Ferguson, Mo., preparations are being made by protest organizers, church leaders and businesses as they await the grand jury's decision in the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.


Joyful Opera Performed In Nazi Concentration Camp Revived In Chicago

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

While the Nazis may have used the children's opera Brundibár as a propaganda tool, it also was a symbol of hope for the children who performed it. It is now a way to remember profound loss.


America's 'Best Restroom 2014' Is Verdant And Curvy

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The top bathroom in America is currently at Philadelphia's Longwood Gardens, where 17 commodious chambers are built into what the facility says is the largest "green wall" on the continent.