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.

Strike Over, Chicago Students Go Back To Classes

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Chicago Teachers Union Still Stuck On A Contract

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RNC's Program Aimed At Luring More Latino Voters

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Don't call 'em greens: Some golf courses, such as this one in Syracuse, N.Y., are letting their signature green grass go to brown in an effort to save water. Dennis Nett/The Post-Standard/Landov hide caption

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Hot, Dry, Tapped Out: Drought Shrivels Fun, Too

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NAACP Issues HIV-AIDS Manual For Black Churches

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Urgency Reigns At Vote-Focused NAACP Convention

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Police: Suspects Confess To Tulsa Shooting Spree

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Applicants fill out forms at a Miami jobs fair hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus. An NPR/Kaiser survey found blacks make up about 10 percent of the full-time working population but 27 percent of the long-term unemployed. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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For Black Americans, A Longer Time Without Work

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Circulation figures for Johnson Publishing's flagship Ebony and Jet magazines are up substantially in recent months. NPR hide caption

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'Ebony,' 'Jet' Parent Takes A Bold New Tack

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, shown in his office earlier this month, will mark 100 days in office on Tuesday. The former congressman and White House chief of staff says that as mayor, "you get a way to make decisions about topics that are close to home in the way people live their lives." M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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Rahm Emanuel's First 100 Days As Mayor: 'I Love This'

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Michael Harvey's novels focus on cop-turned-P.I. Michael Kelly and his life and work in the Windy City. Citizen Erased! via Flikr hide caption

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P.I. Kelly: Hot On The Trail Of Crime In Chicago

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Deadly Tornadoes Strike Oklahoma, Other States

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Oprah Winfrey speaks about her new venture, the Oprah Winfrey Network, or OWN, in Pasadena, Calif., in January. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images hide caption

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Oprah Brought Chicago Jobs, Development And Pride

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Ill. Fights States' Efforts To Woo Its Businesses

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Emanuel Avoids Runoff, Wins Mayor's Job In Chicago

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