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.

Chicago Residents Disappointed With Gun Ruling

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Chicago Mayor Favors Wal-Mart Expansion

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Witnesses Begin Testifying In Blagojevich Trial

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Next Stop On Blagojevich PR Tour: Court

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Months After Killing, Chicago School Looks Ahead

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Oil Spill Threatens Louisiana's Fragile Wetlands

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Oil Spill Hurts Businesses In Post-Katrina Gulf

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LISTEN: Wildlife Workers Prepare For Worst

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Louisiana's Gulf Coast Braces For Oil's Arrival

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Blacks Show New Trust In U.S. Government

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Black Americans Look To Health Plan For New Hope

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Chicago's Catholics Speak Out On Abuse Scandal

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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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Brad Ellsworth acknowledges supporters after defeating his Republican rival in 2006. Darron Cummings/AP hide caption

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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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