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.

Feds: Denying Housing Over Criminal Record May Be Discrimination

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Chicago Considers 3 Finalists To Lead Ailing Police Department

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A sign at the Westside Diner in Flint, Mich., reassures customers that it serves uncontaminated water pulled from Detroit's drinking supply. Brett Carlsen/Getty Images hide caption

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

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A mural depicting peace in Ferguson was painted on the wall of a vacant building near the city's police department. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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On Road To Recovery, Ferguson Residents Have Different Ideas

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

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

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Protesters And City Policing: 2016 Brings Room To Improve Relations

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Chicago Mayor Apologizes For Police Killing Of Black Teenager

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Video Released Of Chicago Police Officer Fatally Shooting Ronald Johnson

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School Board Approves Controversial Deal In Transgender Student Case

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel Announces Firing Of Chicago Police Chief

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Members of the black student protest group Concerned Student 1950 raise their arms during a rally at Mizzou. Protests like this are making high schoolers look twice at where they want to study and the culture of racism on campus. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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Amid Application Season, Seniors Consider A New Criterion: Race Relations

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Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Pleads Guilty In Hush Money Scheme

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Illinois Lottery Suspends Payouts Until State Lawmakers Settle Budget Stalemate

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Laura Martinez may be the only blind chef in the country running her own restaurant. La Diosa opened in January. Martinez was hired directly out of culinary school by acclaimed Chicago chef Charlie Trotter and worked for him until his restaurant closed in 2012. Cheryl Corley/NPR hide caption

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Chef Wants Diners To Remember Her Cooking, Not Her Blindness

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