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Chinatown (Chicago, Illinois)

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  • Former top Daley aide to plead guilty in embezzlement case

    Former top Daley aide to plead guilty in embezzlement case
    A fixture in Chicago’s Chinatown community who was also a onetime top aide to former Mayor Richard Daley is scheduled to plead guilty Tuesday to federal charges he spent more than $5,000 in charity funds on himself and failed to report the money...
  • Ex-top aide to Daley pleads guilty to misusing charity funds

    Ex-top aide to Daley pleads guilty to misusing charity funds
    A onetime top aide to former Mayor Richard Daley pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal charges he stole thousands of dollars from two Chinatown charities and failed to report the money on his taxes. Prosecutors said Gene Lee, a fixture in Chinatown who...
  • City gives felon six-figure grant to open liquor store

    City gives felon six-figure grant to open liquor store
    Fed up with package liquor stores marked by street fights and curbside drug dealing, West Side residents more than a decade ago won a moratorium banning new liquor licenses on a bleak stretch of West Madison Street. But in April, a new neon sign for...
  • The Cheap Eater: Chinese New Year in Chicago's suburbs

    The Cheap Eater: Chinese New Year in Chicago's suburbs
    Friday marks the start of the year of the horse in the Chinese lunar calendar. I say "the start" because the party rages on for 15 days. As a kid, Chinese New Year always ranked second behind Christmas, and in some ways the incentives were even sweeter....
  • Review: 'High Rise Stories' edited by Audrey Petty

    Review: 'High Rise Stories' edited by Audrey Petty
    Chicago has a history of obliterating its history. Significant buildings fall to the wrecking ball for parking lots, and entire swaths of the cityscape are bulldozed by economic forces like deindustrialization and gentrification, and political movements...
  • Candy stores: Chicago's sweetest spots

    Candy stores: Chicago's sweetest spots
    Chicago has always been considered the candy capital of the world, says Amy Hansen, owner of Amy’s Candy Bar in the Lincoln Square/Ravenswood neighborhood. After all, she said, it had been home to some of the biggest candy companies: Wrigley,...
  • 2 hurt in crash on Dan Ryan ramp at 22nd Street

    2 hurt in crash on Dan Ryan ramp at 22nd Street
    Police diverted traffic at the Chinatown feeder ramp on the Dan Ryan Expressway for several hours after an early-morning rollover crash left two people injured, one critically. The crash happened about 4:30 a.m. in the northbound lanes south of 22nd...
  • $100-million complex to replace former Chinatown fixture

    After a decade of delays, a $100-million real estate development in the heart of Chinatown is getting underway as the changing neighborhood catches a wave of investment sweeping through downtown Los Angeles. Work began this month on the Blossom Plaza...
  • 8 unique plates for your table settings

    8 unique plates for your table settings
    It’s no secret that the holidays revolve around food. And since food is served on plates – your table settings serve a huge role this time of year. But there’s no need to be overwhelmed by all your choices. “Ultimately, it’...
  • Riccardo Muti launches season-ending CSO residency with a blast of Scriabin

    Riccardo Muti launches season-ending CSO residency with a blast of Scriabin
    Just when you thought it was safe to dip your toe into summer music, along comes Riccardo Muti to say, "Not so fast." The winter classical music season has, insofar as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is concerned, three more weeks to run. The music...
  • CSO series explores connections between nature and culture

    CSO series explores connections between nature and culture
    For ages, mankind has been fascinated by rivers, not simply as natural resources and avenues of commercial conveyance, but also as symbols, metaphors and ideas. Countless artists, composers, writers and thinkers have pondered the significance of these...