Cheryl Corley Cheryl Corley is a NPR correspondent who works for the National Desk and is based in Chicago. She travels throughout the Midwest covering issues and events throughout the region's 12 states.

Mourners raise their fists during a night rally in honor of Alton Sterling outside the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge, La., on July 11. Sterling was one of several men killed in police shootings this year. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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In 2016, Violence Pervaded Policing On Both Ends Of The Gun

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks with members of the media after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York on Wednesday. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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From Immigration To Infrastructure, Big-City Mayors Draw Up Wish List For Trump

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Demonstrations Continue At The Dakota Access Pipeline

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Army Corps Of Engineers Wants Further Study Of Dakota Access Pipeline

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In A Sea Of Red, Illinois Stands Out As A Blue State

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Chicago Cubs Fans Celebrate First World Series Win In 108 Years

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Chicago Cubs superfan Virginia Wood is celebrating her 102nd birthday next month, and she's hoping her beloved team grants her a wish — a World Series title. Cheryl Corley/NPR hide caption

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101-Year-Old Chicago Cubs Fan Hopes Beloved Team Grants Her Birthday Wish

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Co-Founder Of Chess Records, Phil Chess, Dies At 95

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Union Publicizes Sexual Harassment In Chicago's Hospitality Industry

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel presides over the Chicago City Council meeting on Wednesday. The plan to revamp the city's system of investigating police won approval Wednesday. Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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Chicago City Council Approves Oversight Agency To Police The Police

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The Wayman Chapel A.M.E. Church in Lyles Station. Cheryl Corley/NPR hide caption

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In Indiana, The Last Remnants Of America's Free African-American Settlements

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Portraits of George W. Davis (left) and Sgt. Stephen Johnson. Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Aneita Gates, on behalf of her son, Kameron Gates, and all the Descendants of Captain William A. Prickitt hide caption

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Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Aneita Gates, on behalf of her son, Kameron Gates, and all the Descendants of Captain William A. Prickitt

Family Heirloom, National Treasure: Rare Photos Show Black Civil War Soldiers

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50 Years Ago, Martin Luther King Jr. Fought For Open Housing In Chicago

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More Unrest After Milwaukee Police Shooting But No Widespread Destruction

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Unrest And Protest In Milwaukee After Police Shooting

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