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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.

04/08/2014

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.

03/14/2014

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.

08/09/2013

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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.

04/15/2013

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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.

02/08/2013

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.

07/02/2012

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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.

06/04/2012

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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

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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!

03/27/2012

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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.

03/24/2012

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

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Road Test Examiners Charged With Forging Passing Grades

Two former road test examiners for the Illinois Secretary of State’s office recorded passing grades on tests in exchange for bribes, prosecutors allege.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2011

Chinatown Feeder Ramp Accident

Newspaper Vendor Hit By Car On Chinatown Feeder Ramp

A newspaper vendor was hit by a car on the Chinatown feeder ramp from the Dan Ryan Expressway Wednesday morning.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2011

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Family Fun Guide To Chicago’s Chinatown

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!

08/26/2011

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Body Pulled From River Near Chinatown

A body was pulled from the Chicago River’s South Branch near Chinatown this morning.

CBS Chicago–05/12/2011

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Dog Rescued From Chicago River Near Chinatown

A dog was rescued from the Chicago River today near Chinatown.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn To Sign Bill To Protect Minority Districts

Gov. Pat Quinn is set to sign legislation Monday to protect minority communities come election time.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2011

Surveillance image of first suspect. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Woman Mugged At Chinatown CTA Station

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.

01/21/2011

China's President Hu Jintao. (Credit: Larry Downing-Pool/Getty Images)

Chinese President Arrives For Chicago Visit

Chinese President Hu Jintao has arrived in Chicago for a two-day visit that could benefit regional businesses.

CBS Chicago–01/20/2011