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Carlos Matias leads a round of applause in Lao Sze Chuan to celebrate the restaurant bar crawl.

Supporters rally in solidarity of Chinatown businesses negatively affected by coronavirus fears

February 26, 2020

With the global coronavirus epidemic gradually worsening as the number of cases climb worldwide, many Asian-owned businesses in Chinatown are losing customers as some people are associating the coronavir...

Columbia Student discusses his new album Small Fries

September 18, 2017

The Small Fries EP can be enjoyed at Hibbler. a junior film student at Columbia, discusses the inspiration for his debut album, Small Fries, and spea...

Dill Magazine spotlights Asian food

New Asian food publication Dill Magazine looks deeper into the culture of Asian cuisine, such as noodles from various regions explored in its first issue.

By Alexa Rixon

September 11, 2017

Asian noodles are the theme of Dill Magazine’s first issue, released July 17, as the magazine strives to uncover untold stories and “journey deep into the cuisine of Asia,” according to its website....

Chicago growing as tourism destination

Chicago growing as tourism destination

October 24, 2016

Chicago was named the second greatest city in the nation to visit by Conde Nast Traveler’s 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards Oct. 17. The award followed an Oct. 9 press release from Mayor Rahm Ema...

Roadway Construction began Sept. 30 near 1700 S. Wentworth Ave. and extends to Wentworth Avenue near Chinatown to ease congestion for South Side commuters traveling into the Loop. 

Chinatown roadway to connect neighborhood and downtown

October 10, 2016

More than a century after Chicago architect Daniel Burnham proposed the idea of making a roadway connecting Chinatown to downtown, the city will  finally make it a reality with a new multi-year proje...

The Chicago Teachers Union set its Oct. 11 strike date after unsatisfactory contract negotiations with the Board of Education at its Sept. 28 House of Delegates Meeting.

Chicago Teachers Union sets strike date

October 3, 2016

The Chicago Teachers Union, after months of contract disputes, voted almost unanimously to go on strike Oct. 11 at a House of Delegates meeting Sept. 28.The strike won authorization with a vote of 95....

Black Lives Matter co-founder speaks at UIC | The Columbia Chronicle

April 11, 2016

A collaborative effort between Opal Tometi, Pattrisse Cullors and Alicia Garza, the phrase “Black Lives Matter” erupted after the acquittal of George Zimmerman. Often referred to as the new civil right...

A capella group The Filharmonic gained national attention after competing on NBC’s “The Sing-Off” and being featured in “Pitch Perfect 2.” 

The Filharmonic to be ‘Pitch Perfect’ on tour

April 11, 2016

The Filharmonic, an a capella group best-known for its fourth-place run on NBC’s “The Sing-Off” and cameo in “Pitch Perfect 2,” is currently on its “Get Up and Go” headlining tour.  The ...

Rocking out with Young Jesus

By Sophia Coleman

February 20, 2012

Rock ‘n’ roll will save your soul, for Jesus has risen in the form of a local “party-angst indie” quartet.With zero ties to the Christian Rock genre, Young Jesus has made it a goal to create relatable, passionate music for those who love fluid guitar riffs, hearty vocals and trance-like rhythms. The band—made up of John Rossiter on lead vocals and guitar, Shawn Nystrand on bass, Cody Kellogg on lead guitar and Pete...

Changes forthcoming when new lines are drawn

By Darryl Holliday

December 13, 2010

Politicians will have to draw the lines somewhere—though it will be residents who experience the effects of new district boundaries. Federally mandated plans to re-map legislative district lines are underway with broad consequences for voters in the city and state.Redistricting, the process of drawing U.S. district lines to equalize populations based on changes in census data, occurs every 10 years and has a unique process in the state of Illinois, but a move is afoot to change it.The Redistricting...

Film fest connects Chicago to world

By Darryl Holliday

November 29, 2010

The Chicago Underground Film Festival has become a well-known gathering for local to international filmmakers. In its 18th year, organizers hope to reach a wider audience.While not overly defining “underground,” organizers of the festival say the goal is to connect Chicago filmmakers to one another and other parts of the world through a variety of experimental, independent films.Early submission acceptance officially ends...

Chinatown festivities attract more than just residents

By SpencerRoush

October 5, 2009

Chinatown’s 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China and the Moon Festival, which celebrates the conclusion of the harvest season, attracted approximately 10,000 tourists and community members on Sept. 27 for a massive celebration.These festivals and parades bring in large amounts of revenue for business owners in Chinatown, according to Chi Can To, co-executive director of the local Chinatown Chamber of Comm...

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