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Interviews

Magic In the Midst of Pandemic

With everything that is going on, we could all use a bit of magic, fun, and laughter. Kevin’s Virtual Magic Experience brings that sense of fun and interaction even within the comforts of your own home.
Community

LGBTQ+ 365 Resources

We at Chicago Asian Network understand that showing support for the queer community is not a June-only event. Hence, we have compiled a list of resources for those in the LGBTQI+ community who need help and for the allies who want to further support and inform themselves about the community.
Business

Jennivee's Bakery: The LGBTQ's Very Own Late Night Bakery

Got some late night sugar cravings? Well the Boystown neighborhood might just have the answer for that sweet dilemma. Head over to Jennivee's Bakery, the LGBTQ's very own chic and cozy late night bakery located in North Sheffield that proudly opens its doors to anyone regardless of their identity. Come check them out this Pride Month!
Community

#AsianWhoCAN Connect: Lakhi Siap

Lakhi Siap has selflessly served and helped bring the community to the next level. He believes in the spirit of collaboration as he sees that success is meant to be shared by the whole community and not just by one individual or one strand of that community. This mindset continuously forms a shared history among the members of the community which will serve not only as his legacy, but of everyone who believes in the great potential and power of AAPIs.
Arts/Entertainment

#AsiansWhoCAN Rise: King Marie

Giving herself the identity of “King”, Christine Marie Borda a.k.a. King Marie has definitely proven that she continues to rise and make her mark in a challenging and primarily male-dominated industry, music.
Community

Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Looks To Diversify

We at Chicago Asian Network are delighted to inform you that the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) of the state of Illinois opens its doors and makes certain positions available for application.
Interviews

Reading Towards Diversity

Founded in 1963, this Chicago-based independent bookstore chain has been sharing stories on cultural heritage, aiming to educate the public on diversity that contributes to nation-building.
Interviews

Spreading Love through Indulgence

A coffee and boba shop serves as a testament that genuine customer fulfillment is enough reason to give maximum effort towards the job and that working hand-in-hand with other small shops can drive one's own business forward--Brew Lounge.