Cheryl Corley http://nhpr.org en A Red July 4th Weekend Leaves Dozens Of Casualties In Chicago http://nhpr.org/post/red-july-4th-weekend-leaves-dozens-casualties-chicago Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>In Chicago, there were many shootings over the July 4 weekend. Police say nine Chicago residents were killed; more than 50 were injured. At least eight people who were shot were shot by police. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:07:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 51468 at http://nhpr.org A Presidential Contest ... For Obama's Library http://nhpr.org/post/presidential-contest-obamas-library There are 13 <a href="http://www.archives.gov/presidential-libraries/">presidential Libraries</a> in the United States run by the National Archives, and when President Obama leaves office, the construction of the 14th library won't be far behind.<p>A <a href="http://www.obamapresidentialfoundation.org/about">nonprofit foundation</a> created to fund and build the Obama presidential library is already beginning to mull proposals from contenders who'd like to be home to the facility.<p>Think of this fight over a presidential library like a boxing match with contenders in three corners of the ring Mon, 07 Jul 2014 07:18:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 51423 at http://nhpr.org A Presidential Contest ... For Obama's Library Chicago Students Enroll As Boys, And Graduate As College-Bound Men http://nhpr.org/post/chicago-students-enroll-boys-and-graduate-college-bound-men <em>This story is part of </em>All Things Considered<em>'s </em>"<a href="http://www.npr.org/series/323986426/men-in-america" target="_blank">Men in America</a>"<em> series.</em><p>In America, nearly 40 percent of black boys live in poverty, and barely half will graduate from high school.<p>But it's quite a different story for young black men at a public charter high school in Chicago. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 51367 at http://nhpr.org Chicago Students Enroll As Boys, And Graduate As College-Bound Men Some Home Care Workers May Avoid Bargaining Fees, Court Rules http://nhpr.org/post/some-home-care-workers-may-avoid-bargaining-fees-court-rules Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And let's turn now to NPR's Cheryl Corley in Chicago. She's been listening to a reaction to the Supreme Court ruling that non-union home healthcare workers no longer have to pay union fees.<p>CHERYL CORLEY, BYLINE: In a large room at Access Living, a disability rights organization in Chicago, there was plenty of criticism about the ruling. Michael Grice lost his legs in a motorcycle accident more than 40 years ago. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:21:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 51124 at http://nhpr.org Online Gambling Dealt A Blow To State Expansion http://nhpr.org/post/online-gambling-dealt-blow-state-expansion Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>NPR's business news begins with a setback for online gambling.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)<p>INSKEEP: It's a multi-billion-dollar enterprise around the world. It's easy, addictive. You can do it anywhere. But Internet gambling is just getting started in the United States. It is only legal in a few states. Now the group representing the country's casino industry says it will no longer seek to expand online gambling here.<p>NPR's Cheryl Corley reports.<p>CHERYL CORLEY, BYLINE: In three states, it's legal to gamble online. Thu, 22 May 2014 09:12:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 48936 at http://nhpr.org Why Those Tiny Microbeads In Soap May Pose Problem For Great Lakes http://nhpr.org/post/why-those-tiny-microbeads-soap-may-pose-problem-great-lakes From the shoreline at North Avenue Beach in Chicago, the blue water of Lake Michigan stretches as far as the eye can see. Wed, 21 May 2014 07:21:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 48858 at http://nhpr.org Why Those Tiny Microbeads In Soap May Pose Problem For Great Lakes Across The U.S., Bicycle Commuting Picks Up Speed http://nhpr.org/post/across-us-bicycle-commuting-picks-speed As bicycling goes, America is far behind Copenhagen, the promised land where roads look like bicycle highways as people pedal to work. But commuting by bike in the U.S. is catching on — though geographic, income and gender disparities persist.<p>In Chicago, busy Sheridan Road is the start of the Lakefront bike trail on its north side. Thu, 15 May 2014 07:05:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 48518 at http://nhpr.org Across The U.S., Bicycle Commuting Picks Up Speed New York And Chicago Bring E-Cigs Under Umbrella Of Tobacco Laws http://nhpr.org/post/new-york-and-chicago-bring-e-cigs-under-umbrella-tobacco-laws Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>No smoking signs now have an expanded meaning in Chicago and New York. The image of a cigarette in a red circle with a line through it now applies to e-cigarettes, too. NPR's Cheryl Corley reports on the new laws that went into effect in both cities today.<p>CHERYL CORLEY, BYLINE: At a shop called Smoque on Chicago's North Side, there's no tobacco. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 20:03:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 47601 at http://nhpr.org After Violent Weekend, Feds Create Unit To Combat Chicago Crime http://nhpr.org/post/after-violent-weekend-feds-create-unit-combat-chicago-crime The new U.S. attorney in Chicago is making good on a promise to focus on Chicago street violence. The announcement of a federal violent crimes unit comes in the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/04/22/305905289/45-people-were-shot-in-chicago-over-the-weekend" target="_blank">aftermath of a violent Easter weekend</a> in the city that left nine dead and dozens more wounded.<p>When U.S. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 20:22:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 47422 at http://nhpr.org After Violent Weekend, Feds Create Unit To Combat Chicago Crime Chicago Doctor Among Those Killed In Afghan Hospital Attack http://nhpr.org/post/chicago-doctor-among-those-killed-afghan-hospital-attack Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning, I'm David Greene.<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>And I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>In Afghanistan yesterday, a security guard open fire at a hospital. He killed three American doctors including a pediatrician from Chicago. Dr. Jerry Umanos was a religious man who traveled often to Afghanistan to train younger doctors. He wanted to make sure people everywhere had good access to medical care.<p>NPR's Cheryl Corley reports.<p>CHERYL CORLEY, BYLINE: His given name was Edmund Jerome Umanos, but Dr. Umanos went by Jerry. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 09:03:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 47381 at http://nhpr.org Subminimum Wages For The Disabled: Godsend Or Exploitation? http://nhpr.org/post/subminimum-wages-disabled-godsend-or-exploitation The president recently signed an <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/02/12/executive-order-minimum-wage-contractors">executive order</a> raising the minimum hourly wage to $10.10 for workers employed by federal contractors — including those with disabilities.<p>That's a victory for disabled workers who can make just pennies per hour at so-called sheltered workplaces.<p>While some call sheltered workshops a godsend, others say they are examples of good intentions gone wrong.<p>Sertoma Centre, located in Chicago's south suburbs, is one such organization. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:31:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 47227 at http://nhpr.org Subminimum Wages For The Disabled: Godsend Or Exploitation? Latinos Wary Of All-Out Push To Sign Up For ACA http://nhpr.org/post/latinos-wary-all-out-push-sign-aca All throughout the country, supporters of the Affordable Care Act have worked to reach the uninsured, holding health fairs and putting ads on TV and radio.<p>The push continues to get as many enrolled as possible, especially Latinos — the most uninsured group in the country.<p>Illinois has taken its show on the road with its Road 2 Coverage statewide mobile tour. In Chicago, Jose Munoz points to Road 2 Coverage's huge RV plastered with the Illinois marketplace slogan — "Get Covered Illinois" — parked outside the field house at Humboldt Park. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 16:51:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 45851 at http://nhpr.org Latinos Wary Of All-Out Push To Sign Up For ACA Commuters Ditch Cars For Public Transit In Record Numbers http://nhpr.org/post/commuters-ditch-cars-public-transit-record-numbers During the morning rush at Chicago's Union Station, commuter trains pull in, the doors open and a crush of people, newspapers and coffee cups in hand, pour off like a flood.<p>Financial analyst Nader Kouklan says he makes the trip from the suburbs to Chicago's downtown every day.<p>"It's easier and just a faster way to get to work, rather than having to deal with the traffic of the morning commute," Kouklan says.<p>Law student Amalia Romano rides Chicago's Metra line, too.<p>"I take it because I don't want to pay $16 to park every day," Romano explains.<p>Romano and Kouklan are among the incre Sat, 22 Mar 2014 13:37:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 45455 at http://nhpr.org Commuters Ditch Cars For Public Transit In Record Numbers Move To Honor Prohibition-Era 'Untouchable' Hits A Snag http://nhpr.org/post/move-honor-prohibition-era-untouchable-hits-snag Eliot Ness, the famed Prohibition-era agent often credited with bringing down the empire of Chicago mobster Al Capone, is perhaps best known to many from fictional portrayals on the big and small screens.<p>Although Ness is a legendary figure, some politicians are debating whether the headquarters of the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Washington should bear his name.<p>Ness began his career as a Prohibition agent in 1926. Four years later, he was the special agent in charge of going after Capone's bootlegging operation.<p>U.S. Sens. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 21:39:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 44900 at http://nhpr.org Move To Honor Prohibition-Era 'Untouchable' Hits A Snag Law Aims To Keep Chicago From Becoming Petcoke Dumping Ground http://nhpr.org/post/law-aims-keep-chicago-becoming-petcoke-dumping-ground Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>Refineries looking for a place to store an ashy petroleum byproduct called pet coke can cross Chicago off their list. A new, tough city ordinance bans new storage facilities and prevents existing ones from expanding.<p>NPR's Cheryl Corley reports.<p>CHERYL CORLEY, BYLINE: Before pet coke is shipped overseas where it's burned as fuel, huge piles of it are often stored in open air facilities. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:12:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 44607 at http://nhpr.org