NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

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...

È datato 10 novembre il decreto con cui il Console generale Adriano Monti conferma la non ammissibilità della lista "Cuore tricolore" alle elezioni del Comites di Chicago. Nel giorno in cui il Consiglio dei Ministri ha rinviato al 17 aprile 2015 le elezioni, dunque, a Chicago si è avuta conferma dell'annullamento delle elezioni. Cosa succederà or...

by Domenick Rafter's   It's a classic Italian tradition that still reigns over large family gatherings on Dec. 24th every year, even after several generations have brought Italian-Americans more into assimilation. While it shouldn't be surprising in a country surrounded on three sides by water, the tradition, called festa de bette pesch...

by David Patch   When two Wabash Railroad trains collided southwest of Adrian in rural Lenawee County on Thanksgiving Eve, 1901, the official death toll was only 23. "Only 23" because the real number was much higher than that.   Scores of Italian immigrants traveling in two coaches of the westbound train went uncounted, and five...

By Denise Linke Study the science of art and the art of science," Leonardo da Vinci advised more than 500 years ago. DuPage Children's Museum's new traveling exhibit on da Vinci's artistic and mechanical innovations gave area philanthropists the chance to do just that at an opening reception Thursday.   "It's unusual to see an exhibit about...