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.

Hunger Strike Over Future Of Chicago School Enters Its 11th Day

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Laura Martinez may be the only blind chef in the country running her own restaurant. La Diosa opened in January. Martinez was hired directly out of culinary school by acclaimed Chicago chef Charlie Trotter and worked for him until his restaurant closed in 2012. Cheryl Corley/NPR hide caption

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Chef Wants Diners To Remember Her Cooking, Not Her Blindness

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NRLB Rules Northwestern Football Players May Not Unionize

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Northwestern Football Players Lose Bid To Form First Union For Athletes

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A woman walks along the rebuilt Industrial Canal levee wall in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward on May 18. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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In Measuring Post-Katrina Recovery, A Racial Gap Emerges

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Officers with the Louisiana State Police patrol in New Orleans' French Quarter. Ordinary residents feel their neighborhoods need more protection, and they are frustrated by stepped-up efforts in key tourist areas such as the French Quarter. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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New Orleans' Overall Crime Rate Has Fallen. Why Are People So Frustrated?

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Demonstrators in St. Louis, Mo., protest the killing of Michael Brown. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Whether History Or Hype, 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' Endures

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Sam's Meat Market was looted and vandalized at least three times during the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., last year. Cheryl Corley/NPR hide caption

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Ferguson Businesses Struggle To Rebuild Post-Riots

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Justice Report Accuses St. Louis County Family Court Of Racial Bias

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Chicago is taxing services such as Netflix and Spotify. Some residents wonder if a tax on other Internet services will follow, and others worry the levy will scare away business. Tang Yau Hoong/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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Chicago's 'Cloud Tax' Raises The Cost Of Streaming Videos

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White House Announces Rule Strengthening Fair Housing Practices

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Raymond Smith of Charleston, S.C., kneels in prayer in front of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston before a worship service on June 21. Stephen B. Morton/AP hide caption

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Coping While Black: A Season Of Traumatic News Takes A Psychological Toll

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Millennials Now Out Number Baby Boomers, Census Bureau Says

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Families Of Charleston, S.C., Victims Say They Will Not 'Let Hate Take Over'

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