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Cop killer removed as baseball coach, but league official says past was no secret

Some say Dean Chavez helped save a Far South Side youth baseball league. But he also served time in prison for killing a Chicago police officer. Hegewisch Babe Ruth has plenty of law enforcement in its ranks, and his past was no secret, but after complaints from the family of the police officer, Chavez was asked to resign as a coach.


Two of Chicago’s dirtiest cops were subject of dozens of complaints

Two of Chicago’s dirtiest cops top a list of police officers who had generated at least 10 misconduct complaints between 2001 and 2006, newly released records show. The two men — one served time, the other’s still in prison — were each hit with dozens of complaints.

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      Chicago French Film Festival savors a complicated cinema

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      Complexity is the je ne sais quoi of the 10 features playing through Aug. 6 at the Music Box Theatre. Read More