NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec, 23, 2017 at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Hubbard with the Rev. Michael Swierz officiating for Matilda E. “Tillie” Modarelli, 95, who passed away Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, at The Inn at Christine Valley with her loving family by her side. Matilda was born April 27, 1922, i...

When you first hear the details behind the 1913 Italian Hall Disaster, the tragedy seems too terrible to be real. Imagine a crowded Christmas Eve party inside a large social hall at the heart of the Upper Peninsula's Copper Country. Most of the guests are union miners' families, glad for some holiday cheer because they're five months into a labor s...

The Cesare Battista Lodge #27 has a long and proud history of serving the Italian-American community of Northwest Indiana. Formed in 1919 as the Loggia Cesare Battisti Musicale, the group soon joined forces with a large Chicago-area fraternal organization that morphed into the Italo American National Union, which eventually merged with the Italian...

Campbell is known as the “City of Churches” and on Wednesday night, one of those churches celebrated its 80th anniversary. Just a few days ago, St. Lucy Catholic Church reopened after being closed for five years. Bishop George Murry celebrated Mass at St. Lucy’s on Wednesday night as a way to say happy anniversary and welcome back. Italian music ec...

The Grand Lodge of Illinois & Wisconsin, Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America, celebrated their 93rd Annual Columbus Banquet on Saturday evening, October 7, 2017. The event was held at Villa Brunetti, Franklin Park, IL. Anna DeLuca, Columbus Banquet Chairwoman, welcomed the guests and introduced the Master of Ceremony for the evening, the H...

Choose Chicago, l’ente ufficiale di promozione turistica della città di Chicago, ha iniziato una partnership con Master Consulting Fl per l’implementazione e attivazione di diversi programmi dedicati ad agenti di viaggio e tour operator. «Nel 2016, l’Italia si è posizionata al nono posto per numero di visitatori oltre oceano, scalando una posizione...

Giuliano Zuccato passed away last night at the age of 85 years. Zuccato immigrated from Italy first to Canada and then to the United States. In Detroit, he became one of the designers who modeled the famous 1964 Ford Mustang. Our sympathy goes to the family of Mr. Zuccato, who has always been very active within the Italian and Italian-American comm...

Longtime Seattle roasting and retail company Caffè Umbria has opened a new roastery, training lab and café in Chicago. On W. Armitage Ave. between Western and California in Logan Square, the facility will serve as the Umbria production headquarters for wholesale clients from Chicagoland to the East Coast. The roastery, which occupies a little less...

The celebratory event honored the Italian American Cultural Society’s founding fathers, past presidents, Italian American organizations, community leaders, and supporters on Saturday, December 2, 2017. IACS President Sandra Tornberg and Esther Beaudette, Gala Chairwoman hosted its gala at the beautiful Italian American Cultural Society Banquet & Co...

The Four C Notes will pay tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons at a special holiday concert presented by Navarro Catering & Events on Dec. 17 at the Knights of Columbus Lodge in Elmhurst. Backed by a live band, the C Notes are led by John Michael Coppola, who appeared in Chicago’s long-running production of “Jersey Boys” after serving as u...

During our recent search for Michigan's Best Italian restaurant we were lucky enough to taste many different Italian wines. Deciphering a wine list can be tough enough, but when it is an all-Italian wine list, it can be even harder. Italy is home to over 2,000 different grape varietals, which makes for a lot of unique wines. In order to get a clear...

When: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Time: From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute - 500 N Michigan Ave - The discussion in English will be moderated by Prof. Caterina Mangiat Farina (DePaul University). Winner of the 2015 Strega Prize, Italy's preeminent prize for fiction, Ferocity is a cinematic suspense novel that also addresses...