NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

Linda Jennings, director of the History Room at the Herrin City Library, can trace the lineage of many of the Italian families in Herrin and Energy to the tiny northern Italian village of Cuggiono, just west of Milan. At the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries, more than 5,000 immigrants left Cuggiono, searching for better live...

January 20, 2016 - Wednesday 6:00 PM - Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450 - Chicago, Illinois 60611. On the occasion of Lyric Opera's upcoming production of Nabucco conducted by Maestro Carlo Rizzi, The Italian Cultural Institute, in collaboration with Lyric Opera of Chicago, presents...

Anthony Guida took over as president of the Italian American Labor Council of Greater Chicago in January 2015. A member since 2007 and a director since 2008, Guida was drawn to the organization by what it represents and accomplishes, and the sense of family and charity that the organization fosters.   "Our mission is to help Italian American...

For the third year in a row, the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans will stage the Columbus Day Parade on its old stomping ground: State Street. "I'm proud that one of my legacies will be to return the Columbus Day Parade to State Street," JCCIA President Frank Cerrone says. According to JCCIA Executive Director JoAnn Serpico, the eve...

Domenica prossima il Ctim Nord America si ritroverà a Chicago per celebrare la Festa della Repubblica. Un'occasione "estremamente significativa", spiegano dalla Direzione del Comitato Tricolore, "dal momento che dopo alcuni anni è proprio il CTIM a farsi promotore di una così rilevante iniziativa per i colori italiani.   Dopo il Consola...

"Cuciniamo con Samanta" now scheduled for first week of March! Get ready to dive right in the Italian language and culture with this journey through the flavors of il Bel Paese! Italian language and cooking classes have never been so good !! Spots are very limited; call or register online Thursday 26 February!!!   COURSE DESCR...

CIAP #15 Presents Spring Networking and Beer Tasting Eataly Style. The board of directors of CIAP in conjunction with Eataly Chicago are excited to present this year's first event, Spring networking and Beer tasting led by one of Chicago's foremost brewmasters, Eric Dixon. Eric will explain Eataly's unique approach to brewing "Italian Style" b...

More than 400 members, honorees and guests gathered on April 16 at Alta Villa Banquets in Addison for CIACO's annual Honor and Hope Gala. This year's gala honored Humanitarian of the Year John McCallion. In addition, 20 scholarships were awarded to college-bound students who qualified based on financial need and academic achievement. The event als...

Tom Dreesen explains the need for including Italian American studies in the university curriculum. Memory of the Italian immigrant experience is fading fast and the only way to capture that slice of Italian and American history is serious study and teaching university level teaching, research and writing about the epic struggles and the remarkable...

The Department of Music of Wayne State University, with the enthusiastic support of the Italian Program and the Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies, is proud to present a fascinating historical and musical event to commemorate the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It will take place on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 from 7:30 to 9:00 PM in the...

Ci ha lasciati ieri, dopo un periodo di malattia, Teresa Nascimbeni. Teresa e' stata per decenni uno dei pilastri della comunita' italiana del Michigan. Ha lavorato con il Comites (che ha presieduto) e con l'ANFE, l'associazione che aiuta le famiglie italiane o residenti in Italia che hanno un bimbo affetto da retinopatia del prematuro.  ...

by Ron Onesti   Growing up in the dawn" of the variety show concept, one of my favorites had to be The Sonny & Cher Show. Each week, watching the little Italian guy get picked on by the tall beauty, well, really hit home for me for obvious reasons. When the show went on summer hiatus in 1974, its replacement starred a guy who I was excit...