Cheryl Corley http://wfae.org en A Presidential Contest ... For Obama's Library http://wfae.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 54362 at http://wfae.org A Presidential Contest ... For Obama's Library Chicago Students Enroll As Boys, And Graduate As College-Bound Men http://wfae.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 54275 at http://wfae.org Chicago Students Enroll As Boys, And Graduate As College-Bound Men Some Home Care Workers May Avoid Bargaining Fees, Court Rules http://wfae.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 54007 at http://wfae.org Online Gambling Dealt A Blow To State Expansion http://wfae.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 51443 at http://wfae.org Why Those Tiny Microbeads In Soap May Pose Problem For Great Lakes http://wfae.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 51356 at http://wfae.org Why Those Tiny Microbeads In Soap May Pose Problem For Great Lakes Across The U.S., Bicycle Commuting Picks Up Speed http://wfae.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 50959 at http://wfae.org Across The U.S., Bicycle Commuting Picks Up Speed Chicago Doctor Among Those Killed In Afghan Hospital Attack http://wfae.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 49694 at http://wfae.org Subminimum Wages For The Disabled: Godsend Or Exploitation? http://wfae.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 49510 at http://wfae.org Subminimum Wages For The Disabled: Godsend Or Exploitation? States, Lawmakers Want Feds To Use New Math For FEMA Calculations http://wfae.org/post/states-lawmakers-want-feds-use-new-math-fema-calculations It's no question the weather's been brutal for some communities, including Washington, Ill., a town of 15,000 in the central part of the state. When a tornado <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/11/17/245817868/tornadoes-in-illinois-cause-severe-damage" target="_blank">ripped through the area</a> last November three people died and more than a thousand homes were damaged.<p>Displaced residents recently filled the pews at a local church for a town meeting. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 07:49:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 48615 at http://wfae.org States, Lawmakers Want Feds To Use New Math For FEMA Calculations Latinos Wary Of All-Out Push To Sign Up For ACA http://wfae.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 47961 at http://wfae.org Latinos Wary Of All-Out Push To Sign Up For ACA