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The Chicago Memorial Day Massacre of 1937 … or was it?

Earl Hanley, 37, 3307 Michigan Ave. Indiana Harbor, East Chicago, IN, fractured skull 

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Anthony Tagliore, 26, 7413 St. Lawrence Ave Chicago, gunshot wound

Joseph Rothmund, 47, 2857 Belmont Ave. Chicago, gunshot wound

Leo Francisco, 17, 10012 Commercial Ave. Chicago, IL, gunshot wound

    The Chicago Memorial Day Massacre of 1937...or was it?
    Chicago is no stranger to labor disputes. In fact labor is one of the reasons that a traditionally Republican establishment turned Democratic toward the end of the 19th century and never looked back. While many history buffs are familiar with the Haymarket Riot or Haymarket Affair as it is sometimes called, many are not familiar...
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The best things to do in Chicago during Memorial Day 2016 weekend

Mon 5/30: Death metal band Grave Miasma hit up Reggie's (2105 S. State) for their Chicago debut. Philip Montoro writes, "The riffs are clear and memorable, at least...

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Sat 5/28: Commemorating the one-year anniversary of the launch of their monthly stand-up showcase, South Asian comedy collective Simmer Brown presents Simmer Brown Turns One at the Bughouse Theater (1910 W. Irving Park). 8 PM

Sat 5/28-Sun 5/29: The Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival (which predictably takes place at the corner of Sheffield and Belmont), kicks off the summer street festival season with a music lineup that includes School of Rock Chicago, Catfight, and more. Noon

...best Tommy Bahama shirt, pour a drink into a pineapple, and get to Logan Square (2595 N. Milwaukee) for Aloha (A Vigil), the celebration-turned-wake for the recently removed Aloha billboard that...

Sun 5/29: If you like beer and hate spending money, head over to Thalia Hall (1227 W. 18th) for Crap Beer Day, where you can buy all the cheap suds you hate to love. 5 PM

...in 1868, and commemorating the 1996 rededication of the monument to him in Grant Park (Columbus and Jackson), the Chicago Cultural Mile Association hosts the annual ceremony and dedication of the Logan Monument...

    The best things to do in Chicago during Memorial Day 2016 weekend
    If you can brave the thunderstorms, there's plenty of happenings to fill the three-day holiday weekend. Here's what we recommend: Fri 5/27-Sun 5/29:The Gelato World Tour comes to Chicago with 16 flavors crafted by some of the best gelato artisans, and guests can vote for their favorite in Millennium Park (Michigan and Monroe).
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

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    Elbie... History definitely tells us that will be on the list for some!!!

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Chicago’s Chinatown: High on MSG, Low on Authenticity

Cai (2100 S. Archer Avenue)

Lao Sze Chuan (2172 S. Archer Avenue)

    Chicago's Chinatown: High on MSG, Low on Authenticity
    The gentrified streets of Chicago's Chinatown are little more than a highly belabored attempt at making the neighborhood authentic enough for nostalgia but palatable enough for Westerners. Countless restaurants of Lao this and Lao that seek to monopolize the food options, and the lack of stellar cuisine puts Chinese-Americans like me in the dilemma of combating our cravings for childhood fare with food from sub-par establishments.
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    “The gentrified streets of Chicago’s Chinatown.” Chinatown is not, nor is it in the process of being gentrified. Chinatown has been a working-class Chinese community for over 100 years, and in fact is slowly expanding south and west into the working-class neighborhoods of Bridgeport and Pilsen.

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    “The gentrified streets of Chicago’s Chinatown.” Chinatown is not, nor is it in the process of being gentrified. Chinatown has been a working-class Chinese community for over 100 years, and in fact is slowly expanding south and west into the working-class neighborhoods of Bridgeport and Pilsen.

    As for the critique of Chinatown’s cuisine, the article was pretentious, shallow, and the writer had an agenda. I have been fortunate enough to visit Hong Kong and China numerous times and delight in the food. Moreover I have been to Chinatowns all over the U.S. and around the world (New York, Boston, Houston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, etc.). Chicago’s Chinatown has the most varied and eclectic mix of Chinese cuisines in the U.S. Most Chinese food in the U.S. is Cantonese-inspired, or southern Chinese. Thanks to Tony Hu who opened all of the “Lao this and Lao that” (Lao in Chinese means old) focusing on different regions of China, the cuisines of northern, central and western China were bolstered in Chicago. The food at many of the area’s restaurants is very representative of China’s cuisine and in some cases an exact reproduction. Lao Beijing serves a shredded pork dish (pork cut into strands served in a sweet sauce with wrappers) that I had at a locally famous restaurant in Jiayuguan, Gansu Province, China (western China near Mongolia). The dishes were exactly the same, and both excellent.

    The number and variety of quality restaurants just on the pedestrian strip that runs parallel to Archer Avenue is a Chicago treasure. For dim sum, Lao Yu Ju, Cai or MingHin are my favorite choices. For Hong Kong or southern Chinese-style food, Ken Kee is the best place. For Szechuan and western/northern Chinese food, the best places are Lao Beijing and Lao Sze Chuan. BBQ King has a very good, straight forward Chinese BBQ offering. And finally, there is hot pot, which is rarely found in other Chinatowns across the U.S., Chicago has many restaurants offering it.

  • After reading the article it more appears the author of the article Alex Ye has issues with Chicago's Chinatown, and used the word 'gentrified' as a excuse due to his own issues with Chinatown, instead of the food section (only 2 restaurants reviewed), the article should of been in the 'opinion' section of the paper, if at all.

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    Ms. Weidmann is asking for $1372.20:
    My students need yoga mats, blocks, and a reference poster to refer to.
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