Cheryl Corley

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Chicago Public Schools Expand Guidelines For Transgender Students

Friday, May 06, 2016

The Chicago Public Schools announced a set of guidelines making it clear their transgender student population will not be discriminated against under school policy. The district's updated guidelines state that transgender and nonconforming students will be able to use restrooms and locker rooms that match their identity.


As A Guerrilla Movement, Tiny Homes May Emerge As Alternative To Shelters

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Tiny homes are a growing solution to homeless veterans and vulnerable youth, especially those who identify as LGBTQ. But the movement faces challenges from regulations and neighbors across the nation.


Chicago's Upgrades To Aging Water Lines May Disturb Lead Pipes

Thursday, April 14, 2016

The city's 10-year plan to replace 900 miles of old pipes has been met with praise and criticism — and a lawsuit from residents who say the pipe work has raised lead levels in their drinking water.


Feds: Denying Housing Over Criminal Record May Be Discrimination

Monday, April 04, 2016

Finding a place to live can be difficult for people with arrest records. Beginning Monday it may be easier for convicted felons to rent a home under the protection of the Fair Housing Act.


Avoiding A Future Crisis, Madison Removed Lead Water Pipes 15 Years Ago

Thursday, March 31, 2016

The water crisis in Flint, Mich., raised an alarm about the dangers of lead in our water supply, but it is not new knowledge. Madison, Wis., knew about it and removed all its lead pipes 15 years ago.


Chicago Considers 3 Finalists To Lead Ailing Police Department

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Three finalists have made the cut to be considered as the next top cop in Chicago. The city is battling a high murder rate, distrust of its police and dissatisfaction with the way the mayor handles police shootings, particularly of black men.


Tests Say The Water Is Safe. But Flint's Restaurants Still Struggle

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

The tap draws from Lake Huron. Eatery owners have bought ice, bottles and expensive filters. Large signs in windows post lead-free test results. But diners in this Michigan city are still leery.


Public Universities Struggle Without State Aid Amid Illinois Budget Crisis

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner challenged Democratic state lawmakers last week to either agree on parts of his so-called turnaround agenda or give him the ability to slash spending deep...


On Road To Recovery, Ferguson Residents Have Different Ideas

Thursday, February 04, 2016

It's been more than a year since the shooting of Michael Brown sparked nationwide protests. Tension has dissipated in Ferguson, but some disagreements exist among residents about the best way forward.


Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner Overlooks Budget Crisis In State Of The State Speech

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner will deliver his state of the state address Wednesday. It comes amidst a budget impasse, partisan fighting and finger pointing over cuts to social services and an underfunded pension fund.


7 Months Without A Budget, Ill. Gov. Rauner To Deliver State Address

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The stalemate between the Republican governor and the Democratic legislature has left Illinois without a budget. In that atmosphere, Gov. Bruce Rauner is to present his State of the State address.


Black Lives Matter Protesters Crash U.S. Conference Of Mayors Meeting

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Members of the Black Lives Matter movement protested Wednesday at the U.S. Conference of Mayors right before a group of city leaders were set to discuss policing and safe communities.


Chicago Shooting Drives Calls For Emanuel To Go, So Far Without Result

Friday, January 08, 2016

Protesters angry about the shooting death of Laquan McDonald at the hands of Chicago police say the mayor should resign. But Emanuel is weathering the crisis, and a recall effort faces obstacles.


Furor Over Police Shootings In Chicago Continues

Monday, December 28, 2015

Today, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced police department reforms in the aftermath of the deaths of two people shot by police just a few hours after Christmas.


Latest Chicago Police Shooting Ramps Up Calls For Mayor To Step Down

Monday, December 28, 2015

About 100 people gathered Sunday outside the home where police shot and killed two people early Saturday. The Cook County medical examiner's office has listed the manner of both deaths as homicides.


Protesters And City Policing: 2016 Brings Room To Improve Relations

Saturday, December 26, 2015

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Chicago Mayor Apologizes For Police Killing Of Black Teenager

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

In a speech to the full Chicago City Council, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he takes full responsibility for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald last April because it happened on his watch.


Video Released Of Chicago Police Officer Fatally Shooting Ronald Johnson

Monday, December 07, 2015

A second dash-cam video of a fatal shooting by a Chicago police officer has been released. The Cook County state's attorney announced Monday that the officer in this case will not face criminal charges.


School Board Approves Controversial Deal In Transgender Student Case

Thursday, December 03, 2015

An Illinois school district came to an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education and voted to allow a transgender student, born a male, access to the girls' locker room.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel Announces Firing Of Chicago Police Chief

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Tuesday the firing of the city's embattled police superintendent. He also said a task force will begin work on a top to bottom review of the city's police department.