NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

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...

Date: Thursday, January 21, 2016 Hours: 6:00 p.m. Site: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 N Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 Organized by: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago In collaboration with: http://davinci1.eventbrite.com Join us for the first of three lectures about Leonardo da Vinci by Daniele Macuglia, University of...

by Dan Niemiec   Will Rogers, the great humorist of nearly a century ago, used to say "All I know is what I read in the papers." This was his way of saying that he learned the truth from the newspapers, which was ironic even then. Just about every form of news, if properly scrutinized, has the potential for opinions that are stated as facts,...

Joe Turco proudly announced the grand opening date of his new business venture this week and almost immediately backtracked, fretting over the possibility of somebody, somewhere, hurling an unanticipated monkey wrench into the works.   But if his own family history is any indicator at all, he probably shouldn't worry. The Turco family has be...

The Italian Heritage Foundation of Youngstown (Greater Youngstown Italian Fest) is asking for anyone interested in joining our membership or to volunteer at the Fest.   Please call us at 330/793-9602 or email us at italianfest1@gmail.com for more information.   Come out and join us and see why we are the "Biggest and Best Italia...

Si terrà il 26 settembre all'Hotel Hilton il Gala&Award Dinner 2013 della Italian Chamber of Commerce di Chicago. In occasione dell'evento, verranno consegnati i consueti premi indetti dalla Camera di Commercio: il Business executive of the year Award andrà a Robert Allegrini, vice presidente di Corporate Communications - The Americas, Hil...

Bouquet Let's here it for our local community festival. The Iron Mountain Main Street has announced that Eighth Annual Italian Fest will return to downtown Iron Mountain, and this year, it will be a two-day event - Friday, Aug. 15, and Saturday, Aug. 16.   As always, the festival will take place in the city parking lot located at the inter...