Tag Archive for Chinatown

Wesley and Brad Sun

“Every time there’s a convention, a gathering, a fancy comics shop, it’s always north. Anything to bring comic culture south in Chicago is good.”

Lao You Ju

Chicago certainly has no shortage of celebrity chefs with growing restaurant empires. But most of them are busy colonizing the North Side. Here on the South Side, celebrity chef Tony Hu is starting to become a household name, at least in Chinatown, where he just opened his fifth restaurant, Lao You Ju Restaurant and Lounge.

Crayola Community

As rain spat outside, Chinatown residents and other interested Chicagoans gathered in the cozy basement of the Chinese-American Museum for a simple purpose: to draw. As a part of The Big Draw Chicago, a month-long and city-wide festival, visitors were…


This year marks Chinatown’s centennial, an occasion that has the neighborhood awash in color and flush with pride. In 1912 Chicago’s Chinese-American population, almost 2,000 at the time, moved southward to its current location around the intersection of Cermak and…


Bolstered by a second wave of immigration in the ’50s and ’60s, the area has developed two distinct sections. “Old Chinatown” runs down Wentworth Street, “New Chinatown” down Archer Avenue.

New Year of the Rabbit

Spanning three blocks on Wentworth, the Lunar New Year Parade rang in one of the most important holidays on the Chinese calendar, melding traditional symbols with local politics and color.