• Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk makes a save on a point blank shot by Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) as Nino Niederreiter (22) watches, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Suter scores in 3rd as Wild beat Blackhawks 2-1

    CHICAGO (AP) — Minnesota coach Mike Yeo has voiced his displeasure with his struggling team over the past week. It looks as if his words might have struck a chord with the Wild.

  • In this May 16, 2012, file photo, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy responds to a question during a news conference in Chicago. Chicago's mayor fired McCarthy on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015,  a week after the release of a dash-cam video that showed a white officer fatally shooting a black teenager 16 times. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

    U of Chicago threat came amid tension over police shooting

    CHICAGO (AP) — Rahm Emanuel sought for months to keep the public from seeing a video that shows a white police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times. Now, a week after the video’s release, the Chicago mayor has fired the police superintendent, created a new task force for police accountability and expanded the use of body cameras.

    Updated: 3:14 pm

  • Chicago Bulls center Pau Gasol (16) defends against San Antonio Spurs forward David West (30) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. Chicago won 92-89. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

    Gasol gets double-double as Bulls beat Spurs 92-89

    CHICAGO (AP) — Pau Gasol punctuated his big block on LaMarcus Aldridge with a triumphant yell.

  • Bulls F Mike Dunleavy Jr has setback with back injury

    CHICAGO (AP) — Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy Jr. is planning to see two specialists this week after he had a setback in his recovery from offseason back surgery.

  • Campus security officers on the Main Quadrangles at the University of Chicago in Chicago on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. The University of Chicago announced Sunday that all classes and other activities planned for Monday on its Hyde Park campus will be canceled after the university was informed by FBI counterterrorism officials of a gun violence threat to the campus. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)

    Bond set at $1.5M for Chicago officer who fatally shot teen

    CHICAGO (AP) — Federal authorities said an online threat that led the University of Chicago to cancel classes Monday targeted whites and was motivated by the police shooting of a black teenager, video of which was released last week and led to protests.

  • Rhiannon Leonard interviews her boss, Gary Himes, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Weverton, Md., for StoryCorps' Great Thanksgiving Listen oral history project. High school students across the United States were asked to interview an elder and send the audio recording to a publIcly accessible Library of Congress archive. (AP Photo/David Dishneau)

    StoryCorps adds thousands of stories to national archive

    The Great Thanksgiving Listen is over. Now anyone can listen in.

  • Packers look for fundamental fixes on offense ahead of Lions

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Generally, Packers coach Mike McCarthy has been happy with how his team has practiced this season. What is happening during games continues to confound Green Bay, especially lately with its once-potent offense.

  • Drake beats Illinois-Chicago 83-62

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Kale Abrahamson and Reed Timmer scored 23 points apiece as Drake beat Illinois-Chicago 83-62 on Saturday.

  • Protesters make their way up North Michigan Avenue on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Chicago as community activists and labor leaders hold a demonstration billed as a "march for justice"  in the wake of the release of video showing an officer fatally shooting Laquan McDonald. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Protest over Chicago teen’s shooting ties up retail district

    CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of protesters blocked store entrances and shut down traffic in Chicago’s ritziest shopping district on Black Friday to draw attention to the 2014 police killing of a black teenager who was shot 16 times by a white officer.

  • In this Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, photo, Michelle Rodriguez poses for a portrait at the Malcolm X Community College in Chicago. The idea of free community college has been touted by President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential candidates, and some Republicans. The idea is to curb student debt and boost employment by removing cost from the equation. Educators are split on its merits, with some worrying that aid for a community college education could divert students and scholarships away from four-year schools. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Local free community college plans may be template for US

    CHICAGO (AP) — An economic engine. A jumpstart for lower-income students. A partnership with businesses to groom a workforce. The idea of free community college has been touted as all these, by President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential candidates, and some Republicans.