Cheryl Corley

Cheryl Corley appears in the following:

Once A Blue-Collar Powerhouse, A Chicago Suburb Now Faces A Dim Future

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

NPR's Cheryl Corley makes a bittersweet return home to Harvey, Ill., where she finds a town struggling to survive.


After 2 Years, Illinois Passes A Budget

Friday, July 07, 2017

For the first time in two years, the state of Illinois passed a budget, after lawmakers overrode the governor's veto. But it doesn't mean the state has solved its budget woes.


Police Fatalities On The Rise

Thursday, July 06, 2017

More police have been killed on the job in 2017 than at the same time last year. Seven of the 67 police fatalities so far this year, have been in New York.


Sales Are Slow For Trump Condos In Chicago

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

An unusually large number of luxury condos are for sale or rent at Chicago's Trump International Hotel and Tower. Market forces and protests over the Trump presidency may both be factors.


Chicago Could Lose Federal Funds Under Scope Of 'Sanctuary Cities' Order

Friday, May 26, 2017

Several regions threatened with cuts to federal funding over immigration policies say they will not be bullied by the Trump administration. They maintain enforcing federal immigration laws is illegal.


For Some Moms, Posting Bail Means They Can Spend Mother's Day With Their Families

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Many mothers awaiting trial remain in jail because they can't afford bail. This week, a number of organizations are working to post bail so these women can be home with their families on Mother's Day.


Obama Presidential Center Design Unveiled

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

The Center will be located in the Jackson Park neighborhood of Chicago's South side and it will include three buildings — a museum, forum and library that surround a public plaza.


Its Survival In Doubt, Sears Struggles To Transform Once Again

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

More than a century ago, Sears was the Amazon of its time — a dominant name in retail. Sears has been in a long and painful decline, but executives say they have a plan to turn the company around.


News Brief: Trump Executive Order, Pence In Japan, Sears In Trouble

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

President Trump plans to sign an order on "Hire American" and "Buy American." Vice President Pence meets with Japan's prime minister after Trump targeted Japan for its huge trade surplus with the U.S.


Chicago Police Department Overhaul To Continue, Mayor Says

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Chicago says it will continue with police reform efforts even if the Department of Justice won't push for them. Many remain skeptical and worry about what less scrutiny will bring.


Treat Gun Violence Like A Public Health Crisis, One Program Says

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

A violence prevention program takes a public health approach to the gun violence in Chicago, where the program has struggled to find funding. In New York, the program has seen big results.


Lawsuit Accuses Milwaukee Police Of Abusive Stop And Frisk Practices

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The plaintiffs say random stops are up, and unfairly focus on blacks and Latinos. The police chief says his force doesn't have a practice of stop and frisk, and citizen complaints are down.


Scientific Conference Planners Concerned About Immigration Policy

Friday, February 17, 2017

There's increasing concern among planners of science and technical conferences about the Trump administration's immigration restrictions. Many groups signed a letter asking Trump to rescind the order.


Southern Poverty Law Center Records Rise In U.S. Hate Groups

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center says the number of hate groups in the U.S. increased for a second year in a row with a growing number of right wing extremists operating in cyberspace. The most dramatic change in the organization's annual count was an expanding number of anti-Muslim hate groups.


Trump Supporters Cheer Quick Starts On Campaign Promises In His First Weeks

Thursday, February 02, 2017

The Trump presidency's early days have been anything but uneventful. Trump voters in Algonquin, Ill., praise both the pace and content of his actions, from the travel ban to his Supreme Court nominee.


In Bid To Curb Violence, Chicago Gets Some Ideas From Teens Behind Bars

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

As law enforcement tries to combat the startling number of murders in the city, two young people share what they've learned in a detention center.


DOJ Report On Chicago Police Finds 'Pattern Of Excessive Force'

Friday, January 13, 2017

After a year-long investigation, the U.S. Justice Department reported on Friday that the Chicago police department uses excessive force and its officers are poorly trained.


Before Farewell Speech, Chicagoans Reflect On President Obama's Legacy

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Chicago got a chance to celebrate the victory of Barack Obama's election to the presidency twice. Now, as he delivers his farewell speech, residents reflect on what he meant for their city.


Chicagoans, Ex-Gang Members, Officials: 'No Easy Way To Stop The Violence'

Sunday, January 08, 2017

The numbers in 2016 were grim when it came to gun violence in the nation's third largest city.


Gun Deaths In Chicago: Why Is This Happening?

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Chicago saw a record number of murders in 2016. With more than 700 homicides, there is more than one issue that led to this problem.