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Former U.S. President Barack Obama made public appearances -- and pithy statements -- in Chicago on Tuesday. (Phil Velasquez/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Obama recalls Hitler, advocates democracy

Even though he didn’t specifically mention Donald Trump by name, President Barack…

Former U.S. President Barack Obama made public appearances -- and pithy statements -- in Chicago on Tuesday. (Phil Velasquez/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
Broadway legend Chita Rivera tells stories from her career with host Seth Rudetsky. (Courtesy Laura Marie Duncan)

Chita Rivera keeps her options open

Chita Rivera shrugs off a question raised by a character in the…

Broadway legend Chita Rivera tells stories from her career with host Seth Rudetsky. (Courtesy Laura Marie Duncan)
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Justice report finds excessive force, shoddy discipline by Chicago police

CHICAGO — A damning U.S. Department of Justice report released Friday morning…

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Political commentator Glenn Beck during the annual American Conservative Union CPAC conference at National Harbor March 5, 2016 in Oxon Hill, Md. (Gage Skidmore/Planet Pix/Zuma Press/TNS)

Facebook beating of disabled white teen becomes conservative rallying cry

CHICAGO — A depraved attack on a mentally disabled white teen broadcast…

Political commentator Glenn Beck during the annual American Conservative Union CPAC conference at National Harbor March 5, 2016 in Oxon Hill, Md. (Gage Skidmore/Planet Pix/Zuma Press/TNS)
A first look at a design for a proposed George Lucas museum in San Francisco. There is also a proposal for a location in Los Angeles. Both are by Chinese architect Ma Yansong. (Lucas Museum of Narrative Art/TNS)

Scoop: J.Lo, Marc Anthony reunite in Miami in support of Hillary

It wasn’t a trick and to many, it was probably a treat,…

A first look at a design for a proposed George Lucas museum in San Francisco. There is also a proposal for a location in Los Angeles. Both are by Chinese architect Ma Yansong. (Lucas Museum of Narrative Art/TNS)
A police officer speaks to a driver in the parking lot of the Berrien County Courthouse in St. Joseph, Mich., on Monday, where two bailiffs were fatally shot before officers killed the gunman. (Gretta Volkenstein via AP)

Sheriff: 2 bailiffs, suspect dead in Michigan courthouse

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. — Two bailiffs were shot and killed Monday inside…

A police officer speaks to a driver in the parking lot of the Berrien County Courthouse in St. Joseph, Mich., on Monday, where two bailiffs were fatally shot before officers killed the gunman. (Gretta Volkenstein via AP)
Local filmmaker Jenni Olson appears at a screening of “Royal Road,” her poetic documentary which won best LGBTQ film at the 2015 Ann Arbor Film Festival. (Courtesy photo)
Local filmmaker Jenni Olson appears at a screening of “Royal Road,” her poetic documentary which won best LGBTQ film at the 2015 Ann Arbor Film Festival. (Courtesy photo)
Eddie Johnson, left, speaks after being sworn in as the new Chicago police superintendent in Chicago in April. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

US cities see unexplained rise in violent crimes this year

CHICAGO — Violent crimes — from homicides and rapes to robberies —…

Eddie Johnson, left, speaks after being sworn in as the new Chicago police superintendent in Chicago in April. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
Transportation Security Administration chief Peter Neffenger arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday to testify before the House Homeland Security Committee which is looking for answers on how to balance security with long lines at airport checkpoints. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

TSA chief: Help is on the way to address long airport lines

WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration will add 768 new screeners by…

Transportation Security Administration chief Peter Neffenger arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday to testify before the House Homeland Security Committee which is looking for answers on how to balance security with long lines at airport checkpoints. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
In this March 10, 2016 file photo, State Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-Azusa, urges lawmakers to approve his bill to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21 at the Capitol in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Deadline looms for Gov. Jerry Brown to act on tobacco age

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown faces a midnight deadline to act on…

In this March 10, 2016 file photo, State Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-Azusa, urges lawmakers to approve his bill to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21 at the Capitol in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
In this Dec. 3, 2014 file photo, New York Police Department officer Joshua Jones wears a VieVu body camera on his chest during a news conference in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Police begin wider body camera use after months of testing

BOSTON — After months of testing, many of the nation's big-city police…

In this Dec. 3, 2014 file photo, New York Police Department officer Joshua Jones wears a VieVu body camera on his chest during a news conference in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Police: 6 dead in Chicago home in possible murder-suicide

CHICAGO — Chicago police on Thursday found the bodies of four men,…

FILE - In this May, 2, 2008 file photo, Rev. Marshall Hatch, of the New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church speaks to the media in Chicago. The Chicago Police Department's decades-long reputation for misconduct and brutality shattered relations with the black community long before the federal government announced this week that it was launching a wide-ranging civil rights investigation. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Chicago police misconduct has frayed relations with blacks

CHICAGO — A South Side police commander and his officers tortured black…

FILE - In this May, 2, 2008 file photo, Rev. Marshall Hatch, of the New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church speaks to the media in Chicago. The Chicago Police Department's decades-long reputation for misconduct and brutality shattered relations with the black community long before the federal government announced this week that it was launching a wide-ranging civil rights investigation. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
Sharon Fairley, newly-appointed leader of the Independent Police Review Authority, speaks during a news conference in front of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Responding to mistrust, feds investigate Chicago police

CHICAGO — Responding to deepening mistrust of one of the nation's largest…

Sharon Fairley, newly-appointed leader of the Independent Police Review Authority, speaks during a news conference in front of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks at a news conference Tuesday where he announced the firing Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy and discussed the creation of a newly created task force on police accountability. (Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times Media via AP)

Chicago mayor fires police chief in wake of video release

CHICAGO — Rahm Emanuel sought for months to keep the public from…

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks at a news conference Tuesday where he announced the firing Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy and discussed the creation of a newly created task force on police accountability. (Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times Media via AP)
In this Oct. 20, 2014 frame from dash-cam video provided by Chicago Police Department, Laquan McDonald falls to the ground after being shot by officer Jason Van Dyke in Chicago. (Chicago Police Department via AP)

Chicago police officer charged with murder in teen’s death; video released

CHICAGO — A white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager…

In this Oct. 20, 2014 frame from dash-cam video provided by Chicago Police Department, Laquan McDonald falls to the ground after being shot by officer Jason Van Dyke in Chicago. (Chicago Police Department via AP)
New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey throws during the first inning of Game 1 of the National League baseball championship series against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Harvey and Murphy lead Mets over Cubs 4-2 in NLCS opener

NEW YORK — Matt Harvey, Daniel Murphy and the New York Mets…

New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey throws during the first inning of Game 1 of the National League baseball championship series against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)