Lipman, who rose from patrol officer to commander of the public transportation unit with the Chicago police, was a noted animal activist.
The epidemic of violence against trans Americans continues, with Banks being the 16th killed this year.
Chicago's lesbian mayor is being critiqued for her response to the police killing of a 13-year-old, but she says some of the criticism is getting too personal.
The deaths of Tyianna “Davarea” Alexander and Samuel Edmund Damián Valentín come after a year that saw record fatal violence against trans Americans.
The deaths of Courtney "Eshay" Key (pictured) and Jaheim Pugh Jaheim Barbie add to a record annual toll on this community.
A docuseries from Hoop Dreams filmmaker Steve James provides a ringside seat to a dynamic, complicated metropolis.