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.

Leonard Gipson, one of 15 men who say corrupt Chicago police framed them and whose convictions were thrown out, talks to reporters Thursday. Teresa Crawford/AP hide caption

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Chicago Judge Throws Out 15 Convictions On Fears Police Reports Were Dishonest

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People walk past the Cook County Criminal Courts Building in April 2012. Public Defender Amy Campanelli wants sheriff's deputies to monitor the lockup areas to prevent men in custody from exposing themselves to female attorneys. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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Andrea J. Ritchie is a black lesbian immigrant, police misconduct attorney, and 2014 Senior Soros Justice Fellow. She is currently researcher-in-residence on Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Criminalization at the Barnard Center for Research on Women. W.C. Moss/Beacon Press hide caption

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Ritchie reads from her book

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New Use-Of-Force Guidelines For Chicago Police

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This is a Nov. 17, 1967 file photo of former president Lyndon B. Johnson. That year a commission Johnson had organized to come up with recommendations for how to win his "war on crime" issued their report. The legacy of some of those recommendations can be seen today. AP hide caption

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Harvey's housing prospects got a big boost in 2005 with the Greenview Manor subdivison. The tri-level homes on Harvey's west side have 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and 2-car garages. Cheryl Corley/NPR hide caption

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Once A Blue-Collar Powerhouse, A Chicago Suburb Now Faces A Dim Future

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After 2 Years, Illinois Passes A Budget

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A police officer stands near the site where Officer Miosotis Familia was killed. Familia was shot to death early Wednesday, ambushed inside her command post by an ex-convict, authorities said. He was later killed after pulling a gun on police. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Police Fatalities On The Rise

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Sales Are Slow For Trump Condos In Chicago

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Chicago Could Lose Federal Funds Under Scope Of 'Sanctuary Cities' Order

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For Some Moms, Posting Bail Means They Can Spend Mother's Day With Their Families

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Carla and Jeremy Lang push their twin 18-month-old sons in a stroller while looking at ovens and stoves at a Sears northwest of Chicago. Cheryl Corley/NPR hide caption

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Its Survival In Doubt, Sears Struggles To Transform Once Again

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News Brief: Trump Executive Order, Pence In Japan, Sears In Trouble

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Chicago Police Department Overhaul To Continue, Mayor Says

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