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.

Illinois Senate Race Attracts Parties' Big Guns

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Realtor Teresa Sciubba (left) talks to real estate investor Kristin Gragg outside a foreclosed property in Chandler, Ariz. Matt York/AP hide caption

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Home Foreclosures Continue Despite Delays

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State Sen. Bill Brady, Republican candidate for governor in Illinois. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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GOP Has Chance To 'Plant Flag' In Obama's State

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Jobs Threatened By End Of Stimulus Fund

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Often, You Can Film Cops; Just Don't Record Them

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Blagojevich's Trial: The Saga Continues

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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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Using Your BlackBerry Off-Hours Could Be Overtime

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Blagojevich Fate Rests With Jury

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Ex-Gov. Blagojevich Won't Testify After All

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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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Will Blagojevich Testify? His Lawyers Aren't Sure

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NAACP, Tea Party Volley Over Racism Claims

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Michelle Obama Visits NAACP Convention

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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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Gun Activists To Challenge Local Gun Laws

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Chicago Residents Disappointed With Gun Ruling

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