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.

A Madison Water Utility Crew works to dig up and replace a broken water shutoff box in preparation for a larger pipe-lining project. Madison started using copper instead of lead pipes in the late 1920s. Cheryl Corley/NPR hide caption

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Avoiding A Future Crisis, Madison Removed Lead Water Pipes 15 Years Ago

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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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Public Universities Struggle Without State Aid Amid Illinois Budget Crisis

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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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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner Overlooks Budget Crisis In State Of The State Speech

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7 Months Without A Budget, Ill. Gov. Rauner To Deliver State Address

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

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Chicago Shooting Drives Calls For Emanuel To Go, So Far Without Result

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Furor Over Police Shootings In Chicago Continues

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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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