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.

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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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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