Fat Rice brings Macau to Chicago

Fat Rice

By Nona Tepper She is Chinese-American, from Chicago. He is Portuguese- American, born in Lowell, Massachusetts, an area with a large Southeast Asian population. But their creation is a perfect merger of their two cultures. It’s also a reflection of their quest to show how cuisines evolve globally.

Citizenship backlog silences potential Illinois voters

citizenship oath ceremony

By Nona Tepper [A national version of the story was published in the Washington Post. Read it here: Yes, the election is rigged — against immigrants who should be able to vote but can’t] A growing citizenship backlog crisis may leave more than 17,000 Illinois residents unable to vote come November. The number of Illinois […]

Fate of key economic support program for Illinois pending

Construction site for new Wanda Vista Tower

By Nona Tepper Congress will soon decide on the fate of an increasingly popular and controversial green card program that has generated millions of dollars in foreign investment in Illinois the past few years. Lawmakers are expected to extend the 16-year-old the EB-5 program past the September 30 deadline, but will mostly likely change its […]