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.

Chicago's North Broadway Street has been undergoing water main upgrades in the past few weeks, with more work scheduled this year. The upgrades are part of the city's 10-year plan to replace 900 miles of water pipes. Cheryl Corley/NPR hide caption

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Chicago's Upgrades To Aging Water Lines May Disturb Lead Pipes

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Feds: Denying Housing Over Criminal Record May Be Discrimination

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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 Mayor Rahm Emanuel responds to a question during a news conference last month about new police procedures. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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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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