Tuan Nguyen outside of Simply It, a Vietnamese restaurant he opened in Lincoln Park in 2006 that was unable to make it through the coronavirus pandemic.
Tuan Nguyen stands outside of Simply It, a Vietnamese restaurant he opened in Lincoln Park in 2006 that was unable to make it through the coronavirus pandemic.Jake Wittich/Block Club Chicago

Simply It, Vietnamese Restaurant Owned By Beloved ‘Little Uncle Tuan,’ Closes Due To Pandemic

Tuan Nguyen, a Vietnam War refugee, closed his Lincoln Park restaurant 45 years to the day of the war's end. "At least I leave with it with beautiful memories and great friendships."

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7-Year-Old Girl Shot And Killed While Visiting Relatives On July 4th

Natalie Wallace, an East Side resident, was killed Saturday night in another act of violence against a Chicago child.

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City Settles Chicago Freedom School Lawsuit After Group Was Cited For Offering Food To Protesters Trapped Downtown

The school now plans to continue its work training primarily Black and Brown youth the fundamentals of community organizing without the fear of reprisal.

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Southwest Side Construction Worker Quickly Deported To Mexico While Awaiting DACA Decision

With the Trump administration seeking to kill the Obama-era program for immigrants, Jesus Alberto ‘Beto’ Lopez Gutierrez, 25, was deported after suing ICE.