NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

The North American Pizza & Culinary Academy in Lisle celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 11. THE NAPCA offers culinary classes to students of all skill levels, including a five-day program that will allow students to earn the designation of Certified Pizzaiolo. A part of the prestigious Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli in V...

Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse announced the Aug. 27 opening of its newest restaurant located at 1220 South Grand Ave. in Sun Prairie – marking the second Madison-area Johnny’s location. Nestled in the growing development of Prairie Lakes, Johnny’s offers guests a high-end dining experience with decadent dishes, timeless tunes and a stylish 1940s ambi...

Pullman resident Tom Shepherd has in his possession a remarkable artifact from a bygone era: a bronze plaque created by the Pullman SFBI (Societa Filarmonica Bella Italia) to honor members and their sons who had served in World War II. Given the significance of this artifact and its military theme, Mr. Shepherd has made arrangements to donate the p...

September 3, 2018, 9pm - 1am. 8$ cover. GREEN MILL JAZZ CLUB - 4802 N. BROADWAY AVE. - CHICAGO, IL 60640 773.878.5552 GREENMILL@COMCAST.NET - http://greenmilljazz.com/events/patricia-barber-quartet-2018-09-03/ more info at www.lucaciarla.com One of the most original Italian jazz ensembles in recent years, the Luca Ciarla Quartet has performed every...

As a result of a collaboration between Indiana University and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, it's now possible to view some of the world's most admired ancient artifacts and sculptures in 3D without traveling overseas. A newly launched website, www.digitalsculpture-uffizi.org, was unveiled Tuesday in a ceremony at the historic Uffizi Galler...

Chicago is a pizza town with stunning variety that’s allowed for pizza museums and pizza tours, and a new Lincoln Park Italian restaurant wants to add to the city’s landscape. Casati’s Pizza Vino opens on Wednesday at the northwest corner of Fullerton and Clark where Emilio’s Tapas and Standard Market Grill fed locals a few blocks away from the bea...

Cleveland's Feast of the Assumption celebration is celebrating 120 years Wednesday, August 15, through Saturday, August 18 at Holy Rosary Church in Little Italy. The annual Feast is a celebration of the Catholic Holy Day, August 15, which commemorates Virgin Mary being taken into heaven. There will be plenty of food, specialty vendors, carnival rid...

Chicago’s Little Italy Festa will brings meatballs, pizza and more Italian fare to Taylor Street this weekend. The four-day festival, which kicks off Thursday night, will include more than 60 musical performances, Italian dancing and meatball and pizza eating contests.  The fest runs from 5-10 p.m. Thursday, 5-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday...

There’s no excuse not to be in Iron Mountain this weekend. The 12th annual Italian Fest is partnering with the Tour de Dickinson for a day of fun. On Saturday, August 18th, residents can either race around the streets of Iron Mountain, celebrate Italian Heritage in the city, or both. There will be plenty of things to do at the festival. The bike ra...

How does a 70-year-old professor of kinesiology help a 20-something Major League outfielder deal with a batting slump? Ken Ravizza found a way. He kept his message simple and to the point. "There was a time when he actually jumped on my back," Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber said of Ravizza. "He's like, 'Now, try to hit like this.' It put it in pers...

The Sons of Italy was abuzz with activity on Saturday with 18 bocce teams battling it out in the second annual CompTechPCS/SOI No. 1169 BocceFest Scholarship Tournament. The tournament has become a good tuneup for a large tournament to be held in Lake County in two weeks. “We’re practicing the four-on-four format,” said Holly Hilvers from Lexington...

She is an icon of pop erotica, the sultry superstar who has gloried in basques throughout her career. And as she turns 60 on Thursday, chart queen Madonna will become the seductress who puts the Sex into sexagenarian. In four decades of flirting with controversy, she has sold more than 300 million albums – and is already busy on her hotly-­anticipa...