The Eleanor Boathouse in Bridgeport will cost $8.5 million, and should be completed by Fall 2016. (Credit Studio Gang Architects)

City Building $8.5 Million Boathouse In Bridgeport

The boathouse, designed by award-winning Chicago architect Jeanne Gang, is the fourth boathouse along the Chicago River, in addition to facilities in Chinatown, Roscoe Village, and Ravenswood.


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Eyeglass Program For Chicago School Kids Hits Major Milestone

Mayor Rahm Emanuel pledged $5 million for 100,000 eye exams for CPS students. Part of the money comes from raising the city cigarette tax.



Feds Raid Celebrity Chef Tony Hu’s Restaurants In Tax Fraud Probe

First, federal agents dined at several of celebrity chef Tony Hu’s Chinatown restaurants. Then they returned in October with a warrant — hoping to feast on evidence of tax fraud, according to court records.


Latayuss Curry (Credit: Chicago Police)

Forest Park Man Charged With Chinatown Rape

Latayuss Curry, 21, was charged with single counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault with a weapon, home invasion and kidnapping by force or threat of force, police announced Tuesday night.


Two people were hurt in a Chinatown crash early Sunday. / photo from Network Video Productions

Two Hurt In Chinatown Crash

Two people were hurt in a crash early Sunday in the Chinatown neighborhood on the South Side.


The FBI raided several restaurants in Chinatown on Friday, including Lao Shanghai. (CBS)

FBI Raids Restaurants In Chinatown

Federal agents raided several locations in Chinatown on Friday, the FBI confirmed.


Zweifel Hardware at 345 W. 25th Pl. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/CBS)

South Side Hardware Store Closing After Nearly 130 Years

A mom-and-pop hardware store that’s been around since the 1880s will soon be closing for good.


Dr. Kevin Feldheim, manager of the Pritzker Lab at the Field Museum, (left) and Illinois Conservation Police Officer Jed Whitchurch (right). Credit: Steve Miller)

Field Museum Examining Shark Fin Seized From Chinatown Restaurant

The Field Museum is now examining a 40-pound shark fin that was seized from a Chinatown restaurant last year – as scientists try to determine what species of shark was in the possession – illegally – of restaurant owners.


The vandalized lions outside the Chinese American Museum. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Reward Increased To Find Imperial Lions Vandal

n the early morning hours of March 2, a man trudged through the snow in front of the Chinese American Museum in Chinatown and used a hammer to bust out the teeth of the hand carved lions perched outside the museum on 23rd street.


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Former Daley Aide Pleads Guilty To Embezzling From Charity

Gene Lee — a 65-year-old Chinatown community leader who for years was an aide to former Mayor Richard M. Daley — admitted in court Tuesday that he cashed more than 150 large charity checks at a Chinatown restaurant then kept part of the money for himself.


Surveillance video shows a vandal knocking out the teeth of two stone lions outside the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago in Chinatown. (Credit: Chinese-American Museum)

Vandal Knocks Out Teeth Of Lion Statues At Chinatown Museum

Officials at the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago were outraged this week when they discovered a vandal had defaced the two lion statues that grace the museum entrance in Chinatown.


IDNR confiscated this shar fin from Minghin Cuisine in Chinatown, the first restaurant to be fined under a new state law banning the sale or display of the fins.  (Credit: IDNR)

Chinatown Restaurant Cited Under New Shark Fin Law

A Chinatown restaurant has been fined and a shark fin confiscated by state Conservation Police, who enforced a new law that bans the sale or distribution of shark fins in Illinois.


Red Line Train

Massive Red Line Project Begins In A Month

The countdown is on: In just about a month, the CTA will begin the Red Line reconstruction project.


(Credit: The Chinese Fine Arts Society's facebook)

Best Ways To Celebrate Lunar New Year In Chicago

Say goodbye to the dragon and get ready to celebrate the year of the snake as the Chicagoland area prepares for the Chinese new year. From tea ceremonies to parades, there’s plenty to do to start the new year. Use this list to get started in planning your own festivities.


This is one of the illegal fireworks CBS 2 obtained in an undercover investigation. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Fireworks Illegal, But Attainable In Chicago

The 2 Investigators went undercover to buy fireworks from Chicago stores. Pam Zekman reports.


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CTA To Close South Branch Of Red Line For Five Months

The south branch of the CTA Red Line, one of the busiest on the system, will be shut down for five months next spring for a massive track overhaul, officials announced on Monday.


Chinatown Stabbing

Man Held By Police After 2 Others Are Stabbed In Chinatown

A man was in police custody Friday morning, after two people were stabbed in a fight in a Chinatown apartment.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2012


2012 Best Chinese Food In Chicago

Is there anything better than good Chinese food? It’s the classic take-out food for both lunch and dinner. It’s the easiest answer to, “I don’t feel like cooking tonight. How ‘bout we order Chinese food?” We probably all have our favorite restaurant, but here are the some of the stars in Chicago. Make sure to list your favorite in the comments section!


Closed Sign

FDIC Takes Control Of Wilmette-Based Bank

Premier Bank has become the third Illinois bank to fail this year, and the second this month. State regulators worked with the bank for months in an attempt to save it.


An attack on a teen in Bridgeport was recorded and posted briefly on YouTube. (YouTube)

7 Teens Charged In Brutal Attack Captured On YouTube

Seven teens – six boys and a girl – have been charged in connection with the brutal beating in the Bridgeport neighborhood this past weekend that went viral on YouTube.

CBS Chicago–01/18/2012