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.
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.
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.
The countdown is on: In just about a month, the CTA will begin the Red Line reconstruction project.
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.
The 2 Investigators went undercover to buy fireworks from Chicago stores. Pam Zekman reports.
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.
A man was in police custody Friday morning, after two people were stabbed in a fight in a Chinatown apartment.
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!
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.
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.
Two former road test examiners for the Illinois Secretary of State’s office recorded passing grades on tests in exchange for bribes, prosecutors allege.
A newspaper vendor was hit by a car on the Chinatown feeder ramp from the Dan Ryan Expressway Wednesday morning.
Luckily, you don’t have to catch an airplane to explore the rich cultural heritage of China. Chicago’s unique Chinatown is the 3rd largest in the United States, and offers a wide array of fun sights, activities, shops and tasty treats that both kids and adults will appreciate. Grab your (pretend) passports and fly on over to Chinatown!
A body was pulled from the Chicago River’s South Branch near Chinatown this morning.
A dog was rescued from the Chicago River today near Chinatown.
Gov. Pat Quinn is set to sign legislation Monday to protect minority communities come election time.
Police have released a surveillance video image of one of three people who battered and robbed a woman at a Near South Side CTA station.
Chinese President Hu Jintao has arrived in Chicago for a two-day visit that could benefit regional businesses.