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.

In Chicago, nearly nine out of 10 low-level marijuana busts result in a dismissal. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Exhale, Chicago: A Little Pot May Be Fine(d)

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Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis speaks to reporters after casting her ballot in a strike authorization vote. Teachers voted overwhelmingly to authorize the first strike in 25 years if the city and the union can't come to terms this summer. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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A New Union Battle As Chicago Teachers, Mayor Clash

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The Rev. Ralph Abernathy (from left), the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Bayard Rustin leave the Montgomery (Ala.) County Courthouse in 1956. Rustin, who was gay, was the main organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. Gene Herrick/AP hide caption

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After NAACP Marriage Stance, Discord And Discussion

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War Vets To Protest, Return Medals At NATO Summit

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Chicago Prepares For 2012 NATO Summit

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Closure Of Chicago Mental Health Clinics Looms

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Three years ago, Rufus McDonald found historic documents in an abandoned house and took them to a rare-books dealer. The papers and books belonged to Richard T. Greener, a 19th century intellectual who was the first African-American to graduate from Harvard University. Cheryl Corley/NPR hide caption

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Discovery Sparks Interest In Forgotten Black Scholar

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Dannaer Fields, who went by Donna, is shown in this undated photo. She was one of three people killed in Friday's shootings in Tulsa, Okla. Courtesy Of News On 6 hide caption

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Tulsa Shooting Victim Had Turned Her Life Around

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Police: Suspects Confess To Tulsa Shooting Spree

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Alvin Watts (left), 33, and Jacob England, 19, were arrested following an appeal to the public to help police solve the five shootings that happened Friday. A police spokesman said the two face three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of shooting with intent to kill. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Premature' To Call Tulsa Shootings Hate Crimes

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Florida State Attorney Angela Corey (center) has been assigned to lead the investigation into the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. Kelly Jordan/The Florida Times-Union hide caption

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Trayvon Martin Case: Attorney Choice Sparks Division

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Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Chicago alderman Sandi Jackson, ask each other for their support and votes as they arrive at a polling station for early voting in Chicago on March 9. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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Jesse Jackson Jr. Makes Final Push To Win Primary

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The University of North Dakota's Brad Eidsness makes a save during a game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Since 2005, there have been a series of lawsuits and legislative actions over the nickname for the school's athletic teams, the "Fighting Sioux." Josh Holmberg/AP hide caption

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Voters May Break Up Fight Over 'Fighting Sioux'

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Residents Try To Recover From Midwest Storms

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Jane Addams Hull House To End Immigrant Services

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