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.

Former Chicago Mayor Lends A Hand To Ailing Gary, Ind.

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'Bat Cave' Road In Chicago Accessible To Only A Few

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Chicago Schools Hit With New Round Of Layoffs

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Deadline Nears For Illinois To Allow Concealed Weapons

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Measuring The African-American Financial Divide

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The last high rise at Chicago's Cabrini-Green public housing complex was demolished in 2011. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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In Chicago, Public Housing Experiment Enters New Phase

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Protesters of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel's plan to close dozens of city schools rally in the Capitol rotunda in Springfield, Ill., on Wednesday. The Chicago Board of Education voted to close 50 schools. Seth Perlman/AP hide caption

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Losers In Chicago School Closings Target Elected Officials

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Bond For Accused Cleveland Kidnapper Set At $8 Million

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Ariel Castro Faces Kidnapping, Rape Charges In Cleveland

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"Sue," the Tyranosaurus rex skeleton, is one of the most famous exhibits at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History John Zich/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Chicago's Famed Field Museum Struggles To Dig Out Of A Hole

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Critics Up Pressure To Keep Targeted Chicago Schools Open

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First lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday speaks about 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, who was shot and killed on the South Side of Chicago earlier this year. Paul Beaty/AP hide caption

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Michelle Obama Steps Into Gun Control Debate

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Ebert works in his office at the WTTW-TV studios in Chicago on Jan. 12, 2011. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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For Pulitzer-Winning Critic Roger Ebert, Films Were A Journey

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Chicago's Murder Rate Begins Year Lower

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