FBI seeks help in identifying suspect who assaulted an Asian American man while using racial slur in Chicago
The FBI and Chicago Police Department have asked for the public’s help in identifying a suspect who allegedly assaulted an Asian American man. Authorities are now looking into the case as a potential hate crime.
Attack: On Aug. 15, the suspect, described by authorities as a man with a thin goatee and wearing a Chicago baseball team White Sox cap, followed the victim into the Argyle Red Line Stop in 1118 West Argyle Street at around noon, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Singer R. Kelly’s defense lawyer reportedly tried to discredit one of his accusers in the singer’s ongoing sexual assault case by putting the blame on monosodium glutamate (MSG).
The testimony: Robert Kelly’s lawyer Deveraux L. Cannick made the unexpected comment on Thursday in response to the testimony of a woman identified only as “Sonja.” She is the eighth accuser to take the stand against Kelly on sex crimes and racketeering charges, reported the New York Times.
North Korean defector Yeonmi Park says she failed to call for help while being robbed in Chicago last year as bystanders barred her because it would be “racist.”
What happened: Park, 27, recalled the incident in a new interview with podcaster Joe Rogan, which tackled her experiences as a child in North Korea and as a defector in the U.S. She said it occurred during lootings across the city last summer.
A man allegedly shouted anti-Asian comments and drove his truck toward a group of picnic-goers in Chicago on May 1, resulting in one victim sustaining serious injuries.
The incident: Timothy Nielsen, 57, was arrested after driving his red Ford F-150 into a group of friends picnicking on the 2900 block of West Logan Boulevard at around 5:15 p.m. that Saturday, reports Chicago Tribune.
Bernarda “Bernie” Wong, the 77-year-old founder of Chicago’s Chinese American Service League, passed away early Tuesday after a bout with cancer.
Wong’s daughter, Jacinta Wong, said her mother passed away from stomach cancer surrounded by close friends and family, reported the Chicago Sun-Times. However, NBC and ABC7 Chicago reported Wong died after a battle with breast cancer.
A Chinatown restaurant owner in Chicago has been donating meals once a week to Asian seniors for over three months.
Jackson Chiu, who owns 312 Fish Market, has made a variety of dishes for these seniors, from California rolls to unagi don tamago. His restaurant “started with the idea to bring great quality fish to the local community,” according to its website.
The daughter of an assault victim in Chicago is speaking up on the rising number of attacks against Asians because she believes people should not be silent anymore.
Kaylee Cong’s 60-year-old father was attacked from behind as he was walking by the east side of North Broadway near West Ainslie Street at about 11 p.m. on March 20, reports the Chicago Tribune.
The Chicago Bears made history after promoting its safeties coach, Sean Desai, as the team’s defensive coordinator, making him the first person of Indian descent to become a coordinator in the NFL.
The historic announcement came on Jan. 22 when the Bears officially confirmed the 37-year-old as the team’s new defensive coordinator, replacing NFL coach veteran Chuck Pagano, who revealed his plan to retire on Jan. 13.
A new stamp from the U.S. Postal Service featuring the Year of the Ox has come under fire for being “culturally inappropriate.”
The stamp, the second in the agency’s Lunar New Year series, is scheduled for release in Chicago on Feb. 2.
The University of Chicago expressed sadness over the death of Yiran Fan, a 30-year-old Ph.D. student from China who was killed by a gunman during a shooting spree on Saturday afternoon.
“Random” victim: Fan, who was shot as he was sitting inside his car in an East Hyde Park parking garage, is among at least three victims who were gunned down that day by the shooter, who was later identified as 32-year-old Jason Nightengale, reports WGNTV.
A 16-year-old boy has been charged in connection with a carjacking incident in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago that left one man dead last week.
Shuai Guan, 33, was shot in the his chest while calling 911 to report individuals who were trying to steal his car near his home around 6 p.m. on Dec. 21.
A man in Bridgeport, Chicago was shot to death while calling 911 to report individuals who were trying to steal his car.
Shuai Guan, 33, parked his SUV near his home when two vehicles — an Audi and a Subaru — pulled up in front of him around 6:10 p.m. on Dec. 21.