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.

Millions Forced To Cope With Frigid Weather

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Dangerously Low Wind Chills Pummel Much Of U.S.

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Big Cities See Violent Crime Rates Fall In 2013

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Pictures of Chicago residents who have died by gunfire are posted on the city's South Side. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Despite The Headlines, Chicago's Crime Rate Fell In 2013

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Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak took to a Chicago rooftop on Thursday to attract the city's gay and lesbian community to spend their wedding dollars in Minnesota. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Minneapolis Courts Chicago's Same-Sex Couples

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Syrian-Americans Encourage U.S. Strike Against Assad Regime

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Former Chicago Mayor Lends A Hand To Ailing Gary, Ind.

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Chicago Schools Hit With New Round Of Layoffs

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Measuring The African-American Financial Divide

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Minute Suite's 7-by-8-feet rooms offer Wi-Fi, a sofa bed, a television and a workspace. One traveler compared the small spaces to having an MRI done, but others say the idea is overdue at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Courtesy of Minute Suites hide caption

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Airport Suites Offer Travelers A Place To Nap On The Fly

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The remains of Hadiya Pendleton are taken to her final resting place at the Cedar Park Cemetery on Saturday in Calumet Park, Ill. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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First Lady Among Mourners At Funeral For Slain Chicago Teen

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Shirley Chambers cries during Monday's funeral for her son Ronnie Chambers, 33. She had four children, three boys and a girl, all victims of gun violence in Chicago over a period of 18 years. John Gress/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Gun Violence Robs Chicago Mother Of 4th Child

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A Vision For Chicago Public Housing, Stymied And Contested

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Strike Over, Chicago Students Go Back To Classes

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Chicago Teachers Union Still Stuck On A Contract

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