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.

Scott Rudder (center) takes a welding class at Chicago's Dawson Technical Institute in hopes that his new skills will help him land a job. Cheryl Corley/NPR hide caption

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Report Urges More Job Help For Black Americans

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Voters Press Indiana Democrat For Health Bill Decision

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An employee cleans sections of a trumpet at Conn-Selmers' Vincent Bach division in Elkhart, Ind. The company produces a well-known brand of trumpets and trombones. Cheryl Corley/NPR hide caption

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New Music Emerges From Elkhart's Instrument Past

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Peterson, Courts Await Ruling On 'Drew's Law'

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Chicago Learns From Past Snow Storms

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Ill. Democrats Seek Lieutenant Governor Candidate

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Faulty Toyota Parts Latest Blow To Elkhart, Ind.

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Illinois Voters Ready For Choosing A Governor

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States Release Inmates Early To Cut Prison Costs

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Chicago School Board Chief's Death Raises Questions

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Black Males Hit Extra Hard By Unemployment

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Ill. Town Looks To Detainees To Solve Joblessness

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Guantanamo Prisoners May Be Illinois-Bound

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Thinking Of New Windows? Save Your Energy

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IOC Deals Chicago Olympic Shock

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