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.

Community Prosecutions Credited With Drops In Crime

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The city of Davenport, Iowa, is home to about 100,000 people. The city's mayor, Bill Gluba, wants the city to shelter some of the unaccompanied minors who have crossed the southern border of the U.S., but some members of the City Council oppose his efforts. scmcgee/Flickr hide caption

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Iowa Mayor Calls For 'Caring Cities' To Take In Young Immigrants

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Faced With Undocumented Minors, Iowa Is Wrenched By Stark Divide

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A Red July 4th Weekend Leaves Dozens Of Casualties In Chicago

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This undated file photo released by Obama for America shows Barack Obama teaching at the University of Chicago Law School in Chicago, where he was a faculty member for more than a decade. The university is contending for his presidential library. AP hide caption

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A Presidential Contest ... For Obama's Library

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In one of the waiting rooms of the Chicago Civic Opera House, Urban Prep graduates dance and let off some steam before the school's commencement ceremony begins. Cheryl Corley/NPR hide caption

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Chicago Students Enroll As Boys, And Graduate As College-Bound Men

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Remembering Louis Zamperini, Olympian And War Hero

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Some Home Care Workers May Avoid Bargaining Fees, Court Rules

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While cities are still competing for the not yet built Lucas Cultural Arts Museum, parts of the collection are already on display. The "Star Wars Identities" traveling exhibition, currently at the Cite du Cinema in Saint-Denis, France, features 200 objects from George Lucas' collection — including the costumes of Chewbacca, Han Solo and Princess Leia Organa. Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Never Tell Them The Odds: Cities Vie To Host 'Star Wars' Collection

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Online Gambling Dealt A Blow To State Expansion

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A sample of microbeads collected in Lake Erie. The beads, made of plastic, are a popular ingredient in skin care products. Carolyn Box/AP/Courtesy 5gyres.org hide caption

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Why Those Tiny Microbeads In Soap May Pose Problem For Great Lakes

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The ranks of bicycle commuters are growing, though men are almost three times more likely than women to ride to work. Tobias Ackeborn/iStockphoto hide caption

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Across The U.S., Bicycle Commuting Picks Up Speed

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New York And Chicago Bring E-Cigs Under Umbrella Of Tobacco Laws

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The Chicago skyline. The city's police chief says his officers can't keep up with the number of illegal weapons on the city's streets. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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After Violent Weekend, Feds Create Unit To Combat Chicago Crime

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Chicago Doctor Among Those Killed In Afghan Hospital Attack

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