Chinatown

Jin Yut Lew, 61, “is still not doing well” after he was attacked April 7, police said.
The attack happened about 2:15 a.m. on Cermak Road, steps from the Red Line station, according to police.
The plan is contingent on the school system receiving approval from the Board of Education for its $70 million share of the new high school.
A petition organized the Coalition For A Better Chinese American Community and Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25th) will ask the city next week to revoke licenses for No. 18 Karaoke Bar.
With Chicago Public Schools enrollment falling, the Chicago Board of Education is about to take up plans to build a new high school near Chinatown.
Chinatown developer See Y. Wong wore a wire for the feds in an effort to get leniency in an unrelated wire fraud case.
A hoped-for county bailout failed. An appeal to Assessor Fritz Kaegi cut only a portion of the $2.4 million Chinatown Square owed. Now, its taxes have been auctioned off.
Ald. Nicole Lee (11th) is the 34th alderperson to back a map drafted for the Rules Committee and the Black Caucus. Both it and a map proposed by the Latino Caucus turn her ward into Chicago’s first with an Asian American majority.
“Applying to a selective enrollment school is sometimes harder than getting into college,” Ald. Nicole Lee told the Sun-Times. “And we need better quality options ... if you don’t happen to get that perfect score or score high enough.”
Nicole Lee cemented her place in Chicago political history on Monday as the City Council’s first-ever Chinese-American member after sailing through her confirmation hearing and being sworn into office less than an hour later.
Nicole Lee is the daughter of Gene Lee, a longtime deputy chief of staff to Mayor Richard M. Daley, Chicago’s longest-serving mayor. The Chicago City Council is scheduled to ratify Nicole Lee’s selection at a special meeting Monday.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot had wanted a replacement seated in time for Wednesday’s City Council meeting. The Rules Committee was to meet Tuesday to confirm the mayor’s choice, but the meeting was canceled at Lightfoot’s behest.
“This is a man who exploited his position ... to enrich himself, attempting to enrich others,” Lightfoot said. “There’s got to be consequences and accountability for that. It’s not enough for him to simply walk away. Sail off into the sunset. That sends the wrong message.”
Woom Sing Tse was shot Tuesday as he was walking to get a newspaper. His three children remembered his hard work, his respect for everyone and his love for family.
The 2020 census shows Asian Americans for the first time are the biggest ethnic or racial group in Bridgeport and are seeing big gains in many areas along Archer Avenue.
A proposed redrawing of Chicago’s ward map would create that majority by combining parts of Bridgeport, Armour Square and McKinley Park in a new 11th Ward.
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.
Two of the company’s five iconic yellow boats will again begin making stops Saturday, May 29.
Activists walked from Grant Park, spurred by violence and harassment toward the Asian community during the coronavirus pandemic and the Atlanta shootings.
The killings of six women of Asian descent in a mass shooting in Atlanta has heightened concerns about racism that Asian communities face.
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.
Lawyers Helping Our Community helps the Chinatown business community with civil issues ranging from evictions to insurance claims.