Cheryl Corley appears in the following:
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Rahm Emanuel, who was re-elected this year after a tough campaign, says the tax hike is the best way to address deep financial problems caused in part by Chicago's vastly underfunded pensions.
Monday, September 14, 2015
People who have hopes of winning a big lottery prize will have to put their dreams on hold in Illinois. The Governor and Illinois lawmakers can't come to terms over a state budget and until they do, lottery prizes over $25,000 will be delayed. Lottery winners aren't too happy, and some have filed a class action lawsuit against the state.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Parents, teachers and activists are fighting to defend a high school the school board voted to close several years ago. They say officials are ignoring their input over what kind of school to reopen.
Monday, August 24, 2015
Laura Martinez defied many skeptics when she opened up her Chicago restaurant, La Diosa, this year. It helps that she used to work for the late Charlie Trotter, one of the city's most acclaimed chefs.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
The decision dismissed a ruling granting the students' petition to join the College Athletes Players Association. But it failed to answer the big question: are student athletes university employees?
Monday, August 17, 2015
The National Labor Relations Board announced Monday it dismissed a previous ruling by a Chicago regional office in favor of the Northwestern University athletes.
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina flooded most of New Orleans, much progress has been made to rebuild the city. But black and white residents assess the recovery quite differently.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Despite other gains, New Orleans' murder rate, which hit a 40-year low last year, is on the rise again and remains nearly quadruple that of other cities its size. Residents say police need to do more.
Saturday, August 08, 2015
A year ago, after a white police officer shot an unarmed black youth in Ferguson, Mo., the phrase "Hands up, don't shoot" became a rallying cry. While it has become a mantra, some call it a lie.
Thursday, August 06, 2015
Last year, many businesses in Ferguson, Mo., were looted and vandalized in unrest that gripped the city. Customers are starting to return, but some owners don't feel positive about staying here.
Friday, July 31, 2015
A Justice Department report says the St. Louis County Family Court violates the constitutional rights of children and routinely discriminates against black children.
Friday, July 10, 2015
Chicago is taxing services such as Netflix and Spotify. Some residents wonder if a tax on other Internet services will follow, and others worry the levy will scare away businesses.
Thursday, July 09, 2015
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro calls the rule historic. It requires communities that receive federal funds to analyze segregation patterns and come up with plans to reduce it.
Thursday, July 02, 2015
Research on the psychological effects of racism, especially on people of color, is still in the early stages. But psychologists warn that events like the Charleston shooting can cause serious stress.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Americans born between 1982 and 2000, known as millennials, now comprise one quarter of the country's population. At 83.1 million, millennials outnumber the 75.4 million baby boomers.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Parishioners returned Sunday morning to the Emanuel AME Church for the first worship service since Wednesday's mass shooting.
Friday, June 19, 2015
Charleston, S.C., residents are mourning the loss of nine people who were fatally shot Wednesday at a historic black church. A judge set a $1 million bond Friday on the weapons charge for the suspect.
Friday, June 19, 2015
People gathered at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., Thursday night to remember the victims of the mass shooting there. Authorities have apprehended a suspect in Wednesday night's shooting.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
The face of public housing is changing in the U.S. In one of the biggest experiments, Chicago's Housing Authority has torn down most of its high-rise public housing units. For decades, they were home to thousands of residents who persevered even when the developments became overrun with crime and poverty. Now the American Theater Company is presenting The Projects, a documentary play about the hope, danger and changes that have occurred in public housing as told by current and former residents, gang members and scholars.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
The Dominican government hasn't said how many deportees will be sent to Haiti. An international migration group is working with the Haitian government to facilitate the influx.