Cheryl Corley

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In Chicago, Public Housing Experiment Enters New Phase

Monday, June 24, 2013

The Chicago Housing Authority has torn down all of its high rises and says it's close to completing its plans to transform public housing. Now, city leaders are moving to the next part of their plan: using public housing funds not just to build homes for poor families, but stores ...


Losers In Chicago School Closings Target Elected Officials

Thursday, May 23, 2013

A day after school officials approved shutting down 50 schools, the Chicago Teachers Union and community activists say they'll hold a voter registration and education campaign. The union is agitated that Mayor Rahm Emanuel, school board members and some lawmakers failed to listen to parents, teachers and others who called ...


Chicago's Famed Field Museum Struggles To Dig Out Of A Hole

Monday, May 06, 2013

The economy may be on the rebound, but many cultural institutions are still struggling to regain their financial footing. That's especially true for one of the country's most recognized museums — the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. Known internationally for its research as well as its exhibits, the ...


Michelle Obama Steps Into Gun Control Debate

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

First lady Michelle Obama gave a personal and emotional speech Wednesday in Chicago as she stepped into the debate over gun control.

"Right now, my husband is fighting as hard as he can and engaging as many people as he can to pass common-sense reforms to protect our children from ...


For Pulitzer-Winning Critic Roger Ebert, Films Were A Journey

Thursday, April 04, 2013

He won a Pulitzer Prize for his writing, but just as influential as his print essays were his "thumbs up" and "thumbs down" movie reviews. Film critic Roger Ebert died Thursday after struggling for years with cancer. He was 70 years old.

His thumb may have made him famous on ...


Chicago Teachers, Parents Riled By Plan To Close 54 Public Schools

Friday, March 22, 2013

In Chicago, officials have released a long-feared list that places more than 50 schools on the chopping block. The public school district faces a $1 billion shortfall, and the mayor says many of the city's school buildings are half empty. Some angry parents and teachers say the plan will harm ...


Game Of Change: Pivotal Matchup Helped End Segregated Hoops

Friday, March 15, 2013

During the March Madness of 1963, playing was infused with politics. The NCAA matchup between Loyola University of Chicago and Mississippi State helped put an end to segregated basketball. Loyola's win 50 years ago became known as the "game of change."

At the time, college basketball was still predominantly white, ...


August Wilson's Words Get New Life In Monologue Contest

Thursday, March 07, 2013

When the stage lights go up at Chicago's Goodman Theatre on Monday evening, more than 20 high school students will each have a moment to step into the spotlight and perform a monologue from one of the plays written by the late August Wilson. Chicago's contest is one of several ...


An Oprah-less Chicago Tries To Keep Talk Show Spirit Alive

Monday, February 25, 2013

It's been nearly two years since Oprah ended her daily show, and Chicago's been adjusting to the loss of the daytime talk queen. Although she left a huge void, there's no need to write an obituary for the TV talk genre in Chicago.

In the lobby of Chicago's NBC Towers, ...


Trayvon Martin Case: Attorney Choice Sparks Division

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Florida State Attorney Angela Corey is heading the investigation of the black teen's death. Her reputation for being tough on crime comforts some, but worries others. Corey says what ...