NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

The Quad-City Italian-American Society will award a $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior who is enrolled in a college or university in the fall after graduation.   High school seniors with at least one Italian ancestor are eligible to apply, according to a news release. The winner will be selected based on grade point average and two r...

Dopo i riconoscimenti ricevuti a Londra per il project financing in ambito europeo e continentale – Project Financing International Awards di Thomson Reuters e - Project Financing Magazine di Euromoney Conferences, arriva sabato 4 ottobre il terzo ed importante premio internazionale consegnato a Chicago (Illinois – USA): Francesco Bettoni, Presiden...

by Angie Leventis Lourgos   Naperville's first new mayor in two decades is Steve Chirico, a current councilman, according to unofficial results. Chirico was among four candidates who vied for the spot in this historic race as Mayor George Pradel, 77, stepped down after 20 years leading this suburb of about 145,000 residents.   Ch...

By Sarah Freishtat Longtime Southwest suburban pizza institution Aurelio's recently opened in Arlington Heights. The store, which is Aurelio's first north suburban Chicago location, will opened to the public Tuesday in the Esplanade shopping center on Euclid Avenue.   "We've got a whole bunch of (Southsiders) who are now living up nort...

by Tom Jackson   Author Paul Gentile, who wrote a biography of his Italian immigrant grandparents, will talk and sign books at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at Mr. Smith's Coffeehouse, 140 Columbus Ave. in downtown Sandusky.   Gentile is the author of "Salvatore and Maria: Finding Paradise," 270 pages long, which tells of his grandparents...

Senatore Renato Turano presented Shirley Fedeli with the Cavaliere dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia at the Festa della Repubblica celebration hosted by Italian Consul General Adriano Monti on June 2 at the Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in Chicago.   The award was bestowed by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano upon Shirley in honor...

Academy Award-winning actress Sophia Loren will grace the Copernicus Center stage at 8 p.m. on March 24, thanks to Onesti Entertainment. The Italian film icon will treat her fans to an unforgettable night of firsthand accounts about her life in Italy, film career and personal memories, according to President and CEO Ron Onesti, who will host the sh...

by Margaret Daykin   The Italian American Club in Wickliffe is the place to be if you love bocce! Over 15,000 people are expected to visit and 96 teams are expected to compete in the 2016 Cleveland Challenge Cup of Bocce Tournament.   Fox 8's Kenny Crumpton got a taste of why the sport is so popular and learned more about the tourname...

There's a new Italian tenant inside the Pork Shoppe space in Avondale. Pisolino, a fast-casual 40-seat Italian cafe should open by October at 2755 W. Belmont Ave. The owners say patrons shouldn't expect white tablecloths and marked-up bottles of wines like at some River North establishments.   "This is very much a neighborhood Italian restau...

Waterjet USA LLC is a newly-established sales, service and parts organization, supporting users of the high precision 2- to 6-axis cutting machines from Waterjet Corporation s.r.l. of Monza, Italy. Annually, the company produces over 130 machines. It was founded in 1991 and it has shipped over 1300 systems worldwide since then. The organization wa...

By Courtny Gerrish Whether you like Italian beef, Wisconsin style, or a good batch of wings, all are an option for clean dining. Here are this week's Blue Ribbon Award winners. Craving an Italian beef sandwich? BEEF-E's food cart has you covered.   "We would always drive down to Chicago all the time, and we would have to stop at Al's o...

The 19th annual Italian Feast of SS. Crocifisso will be celebrated Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14, on the grounds of Maryville Academy, 1150 N. River Road, Des Plaines. The festival is put on by people in the Chicago area who emigrated from Ciminna, a small town outside Palermo, Sicily, where it has been celebrated since 1651.   It...