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Chinatown center targets ‘harder to reach’ in Asian immigrant community about COVID vaccines

Although 63.2% of the Asian population in the city has received at least one dose, those who don’t speak English as a first language face many barriers in receiving vaccines.

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Chicago Water Taxi to resume passenger service Memorial Day weekend after suspending operations for more than a year

Two of the company’s five iconic yellow boats will again begin making stops Saturday, May 29.

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‘You can’t stay quiet any longer’ — hundreds rally in Chinatown to ‘stop Asian hate’ crimes

Activists walked from Grant Park, spurred by violence and harassment toward the Asian community during the coronavirus pandemic and the Atlanta shootings.

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Chicago has few reports of anti-Asian attacks, but there are efforts to boost reporting, awareness

The killings of six women of Asian descent in a mass shooting in Atlanta has heightened concerns about racism that Asian communities face.

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Man wanted for robbery on Red Line train near Chinatown

About 8:20 p.m. Jan. 21, a passenger on the Red Line was seated when he was approached by a male while at the Cermak Chinatown Station, who snatched his cellphone and ran from the train.

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In Chinatown, county was going to let owner keep mall but erase years of property taxes

The neighborhood is hardly blighted. But, if not for its lawyer, the Cook County Land Bank Authority would have wiped out 6 years of unpaid taxes — and given back the property for $3,500.

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Attorneys create free, virtual clinic to give immigrant Asian business owners legal help

Lawyers Helping Our Community helps the Chinatown business community with civil issues ranging from evictions to insurance claims.

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Grandmother fatally shoots grandson in murder-suicide at Chinatown hotel: police

Police are investigating the deaths of two people found in a hotel room in the 200 block of West Cermak Road.

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Teen shot in leg near Chinatown Red Line station

The 16-year-old was shot in the leg and ran into the Cermak Red Line station to get help, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

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Fire in Chinatown causes substantial damage, no injuries

A fire engine positioned itself on the Cermak Road feeder ramp to douse the building’s back porch, which was engulfed by flames.

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Moving art: Dozens of CTA L, bus stations are home to murals, mosaics and sculptures

There are 72 works of public art at 61 locations, and another 13 stations have temporary artwork.

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Asian American churches hold march through Chinatown, calling for unity with Black communities

A crowd of about 1,000 marched Sunday between Chinatown’s Chinese Christian Union Church and Bronzeville’s Progressive Baptist Church, which is historically Black.

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Plan for new Chinatown high school gets $50M boost from state Legislature

Residents, including those in Bridgeport and the South Loop, have spent years pushing for a neighborhood school to serve their communities.

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2 robberies reported near Chinatown

In each incident, someone approached the victim and took their property.

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Pair carjacked at gunpoint in Chinatown: police

A male and female were standing outside of a restaurant when four suspects jumped out of a dark-colored vehicle and demanded their property.

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Smash-and-grab thieves hit vehicles in Chinatown, Bridgeport and South Loop

Two male suspects shattered the windows of parked cars, Chicago police said.

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Pauline Cozzi, nurturing Bridgeport mom, gifted home cook, has died at 93

‘Her world was her children and cooking and food,’ her son said. Check out her recipe for pecan balls.

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Carjacker shoves man to the ground near Chinatown

The 21-year-old suffered scrapes to his face and refused medical attention.

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Parked vehicles broken into in Chinatown, Bridgeport: police

In each incident, someone broke the windows of parked vehicles and stole items, police said.

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No signs sickness spread from Illinois’ only confirmed coronavirus patients: officials

The Chicago couple, who were recently released from the hospital, are symptom free but remain at home, health officials said Thursday.

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Hundreds in Chinatown plead for ‘safe, quiet community’ at vigil for 2 men killed in apparent robbery

Memorial for 2 men killed last weekend brought out friends and neighbors from Chinatown who said they are fed up with crime in the community.

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No bail for man on probation for robbery charged in Chinatown robbery, double homicide

Alvin Thomas was denied bail at a hearing Tuesday and is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 24, court records show.

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Mayor summons police brass to City Hall after most violent February weekend in 18 years

The hold-your-feet-to-the-fire event that Mayor Lori Lightfoot likes to call "Accountability Tuesday" returned to City Hall on a grand scale for the first time since former Police Supt. Eddie Johnson was fired.

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‘It’s just wrong,’ friend of 2 men murdered in Chinatown says after suspect charged

Alvin Thomas allegedly shot Huayi Bian, 36, and 38-year-old Weizhong Xiong during a possible robbery attempt early Sunday, authorities say.

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Suspect in custody after 2 men fatally shot during robbery in Chinatown

A woman with the men complied with the robber but they resisted, at which point the suspect fired multiple shots, police said.

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Businesses burglarized in South Loop, Chinatown: police

In each incident someone broke into the businesses and stole property from therein, police said.

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Armed robberies reported in Near West Side neighborhoods: police

In each incident, someone flashes a handgun and demands the victim’s cell phone and wallet.

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Construction sites burglarized in South Loop, Chinatown: police

In each incident, someone enters a construction site and takes copper wire before fleeing.

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3 in custody after woman robbed on Red Line train in Loop

The woman was riding the train in the 100 block of South State Street when four males approached her and one of them grabbed her cellphone out of her hand, police said.

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Precious Wilson, 15, reported missing from Chinatown

She was last seen Nov. 24. in the 300 block of West 23rd Street, according to police.

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Red Line trains resume normal service after track issue shuts down subway for 3 hours

The CTA was providing supplemental southbound bus shuttles between Fullerton and State/Lake, the spokesperson said.

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Ping Tom Park part of a growing Chinatown

While Chinese enclaves across the country shrink, Chicago’s Chinatown continues to thrive.