Imperial Lamian: traditional Chinese food in a “modern, hip space”

By Ya Zhou Chicagoans can dine on authentic and modern Chinese cuisine at Imperial Lamian‘s first U.S. location in the heart of Chicago’s bustling River North neighborhood. The restaurant takes its name from lamian, a traditional Chinese food with a history dating back to the 16th Century. The process of making lamian involves taking a […]

Workers accuse the Marshall Hotel of wage theft, other labor problems

By Ya Zhou Workers and tenants of the Marshall Hotel rallied recently outside the single-room occupancy hotel, accusing the owners of wage theft and improper personnel policies. Joined by other supporters, including members of Arise Chicago, a nonprofit that works on wage theft and labor issues, the group demonstrated in heavy snow outside the SRO […]

Demonstrators boo Latino officials for endorsing Chinese-American candidate Theresa Mah

By Ya Zhou Shouting “sold out, sold out,” a group of protesters loudly booed and nearly prevented congressman Luis Gutierrez and other local elected officials from announcing their support of Theresa Mah, a Chinese-American candidate running for 2nd District state representative. The endorsement of Mah took place in the Plaza Tenochtitlan in Pilsen on Monday […]

Chinatown forum airs issues in state representative race

By Xiao Lyu and Ya Zhou More than 100 people attended the 2nd district state representative candidate forum at Chinatown’s Pui Tak Center on Monday night. The forum, organized by the Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community (CBCAC), invited the two candidates running for the seat to openly discuss their proposals and respond to […]

New $650 Air Jordan shoes will launch Jan. 30

By Ya Zhou Michael Jordan’s latest sneaker won’t go on sale till the weekend, but eager buyers were already lined up downtown by mid-week. Approximately 100 lawn chairs were set up in a line outside Nike’s Jordan Brand retail shop on South State Street, with a handful of eager buyers waiting for the release of […]