Cheryl Corley Cheryl Corley is a Chicago-based NPR correspondent who works for the National Desk. She primarily covers criminal justice issues as well as breaking news in the Midwest and across the country.
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Illinois Reacts To Blagojevich Verdict

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A BlackBerry may be convenient, even essential for some jobs. A lawsuit in Chicago contends employees should be compensated for using the devices to work after hours. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich holds a dummy newspaper page that promises, "And now ... the rest of the story." However, Blagojevich's attorneys are debating whether to allow him to testify at his corruption trial. Charles Rex Arobogast/AP hide caption

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Michelle Obama Visits NAACP Convention

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In Charenton, the Marquis de Sade directs a play-within-a-play about the French Revolution, performed by inmates of the Charenton Asylum, including Antonieta, a young baker fixated on Marie Antoinette; Napoleoncito, a young actor fixated on Napoleon; and Juana, a girl who believes she is Joan of Arc. Diana Taylor/Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics hide caption

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Mark Diaz, manager of Schrank's Smoke 'n Gun shop, displayed several handguns for sale at the store last year in Waukegan, Ill., north of Chicago. When the Supreme Court ruled Monday that most Americans can have a handgun in their homes for self-defense, it left Chicago officials scrambling to put together a new handgun law. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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Chicago Residents Disappointed With Gun Ruling

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