NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

Think twice before tossing out those really comfy Allen Edmonds, Clarks, Keens, Gabors, Pikolinos, Kois, Chippewas, Durangos or whatever trusty footwear — flip-flops don't count — you've come to love.   The same goes for that weathered leather jacket with its well-worn patina, that purse that goes perfectly with, well, whatever you bought it...

The Italian American Club of Livonia Charitable Foundation sponsors "Carnevale." This annual event features a costume parade, music, games for the children and a pasta dinner.   At the IACL's "Carnevale" prizes will be given for the best children's and best adult's costumes. Reservations are due by Wednesday, Jan. 28. For details and reserva...

by Penny Pollack and Graham Meyer   After a few months of delays, ownership now plans to open the book on La Storia (1154 N. Dearborn St., no phone yet), Ideology Entertainment's upcoming Italian restaurant, in mid-April.   The address may say 1154, but the restaurant also occupies the first floor of 1156. Customers enter at 1154 into...

Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago. Tuesday, April 5, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT). In anticipation of the upcoming performances of "Falstaff" conducted by Maestro Riccardo Muti at the Chicago Symphony Opera, the Italian Cultural Institute is pleased to present "Giving Shape to Falstaff," a lecture by Gabriele...

As he completed his studies to become an Illinois state trooper in 2010, Jonn-Paul Oliveto was pulled out of class and into a room where he stood opposite a captain, sergeant and master sergeant. To earn a passing mark, he had to sing the National Anthem. "I had an appointment to perform in front of them, without any rehearsal, so you can imagine...

Cari Connazionali, Cari Amici Americani, nell'assumere la carica di Console Generale a Chicago, desidero porgere un caloroso saluto a tutti Voi, con la certezza che nei prossimi anni avremo la possibilità di incontrarci e condividere progetti per far conoscere ed apprezzare le grandi ricchezze dell'Italia a livello culturale, artistico ed econ...

It's hard to believe, but Festa Italiana is just over a month away. The 39th annual festival will take place Friday, July 22 to Sunday, July 24 at Henry W. Maier Festival Park. And if you're a great cook – or a great eater – you may be interested in news about this year's recipe competition and cannoli eating contest.   Chef's Choice Re...

Joe Vella will run in his first ever 5K without a fitness tracker, doesn't care how fast he will go, if he'll be able to run the whole way or if he'll finish.   The owner of Peter Sciortino Bakery and president of the Italian Community Center liked the idea of bringing the Lombardi Walk/Run to Tackle Cancer to the 39th annual Festa Italiana...

The IIAC offers a Virtual Office Service and a Daily Office Space available in our downtown Chicago office. These services are designed to meet the needs of small to medium sized companies. Wheter you are just launching your presence in the Chicago area, or you just need a professional meeting location, the IACC-Chicago offers the right option for...

On Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, The Italian American Human Relations Foundation of Chicago will recognize and honor former assistant coach to the NBA championship basketball teams, Johnny Bach.   Mr. Bach has distinguished himself in the fields of sport and education and also with an outstanding military record. The event will...

Eataly Chicago will open Il Tartufo, an Eataly pop-up truffle restaurant in collaboration with Urbani, Italy's leading truffle purveyor, on Friday, November 6. "While truffles are traditionally viewed as a luxury item, at Eataly, we feel that truffles are something to be enjoyed by everyone," says restaurant general manager Malory Scordato. &...

Sunday, December 13, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM (CST) - Monsignor Thiele Parish Center - 1510 N Claremont Street Chicago, Illinois 60622 Join the Scuola Italiana Enrico Fermi SIEF as we kick off the Holiday season with an afternoon filled with cheers and fun. Our children will write a letter to Santa and meet him, listen to traditional Ital...