NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

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...

A giant banner — reading, “This is Potawatomi land! F–k the KKKolumbus murals!” — was unfurled inside Notre Dame’s campus library on Friday morning as students were studying for final exams. The message was meant to be a direct jab at school officials, who have refused to remove 12 iconic murals honoring Christopher Columbus, despite a recent petit...

The owner of Mass Ave.’s popular Bru Burger Bar, Mesh and Union 50 restaurants plans an Italian restaurant in the soon-to-be shuttered Cerulean at The Alexander hotel and two other new concepts in Downtown Indianapolis. “Coastal Italian” is the theme of the yet-to-be named restaurant scheduled to open in late April or early May at 339 S. Delaware S...

The installation of a public monument honoring those lost in the Italian Hall Tragedy has been postponed until spring. The delay is a result of a defect that was recently found after the stone arrived from overseas.  The year was 1913. It was Christmas Eve and hundreds gathered for a union Christmas party in Calumet. Miners were five months on stri...

As a superbly trained and deeply committed teacher of the Italian language, Kelly Matthews won the Midwest Award for Leadership in the Teaching of Italian Language and Culture, sponsored by the Italian Consulate. The primary element of her winning application had to do with the way that her Italian classes are involved in the community, evidenced b...

Il Consolato Generale d'Italia a Chicago rende nota la pubblicazione di un avviso per l’assunzione di un impiegato a contratto, a tempo indeterminato, da adibire ai servizi di collaboratore amministrativo nel settore contabilità-manifestazioni culturali-traduzione, presso l’Istituto Italiano di Cultura. Le domande di ammissione alle prove per l’ass...

Italy has invaded West Baraboo. A year after opening the American cuisine eatery Chomp, its owners have transformed the establishment into an Italian restaurant. Fratelli’s Neighborhood Italian Restaurant opens at 3 p.m. Friday. Hailey Borota, who owns the restaurant with a silent partner, said she sees a niche in the local restaurant market for...

On Friday November 17, the IACS was proud to host the Macomb County Chamber of Commerce and OneMacomb for their Annual Diversity Luncheon.  Pam Lavers Deputy Macomb County County Executive, directs the efforts of OneMacomb, an initiative focused on making Macomb a more welcoming and inclusive community.  Pam shared that there are 116 languages spok...

L’era atomica ha compiuto nei giorni scorsi 75 anni. Proprio il 2 dicembre 1942 gli Stati Uniti annunciarono con un messaggio in codice (“il navigatore italiano è sbarcato nel nuovo mondo”) che Enrico Fermi e i suoi collaboratori dell’Università di Chicago erano riusciti ad accendere la prima ‘pila’ atomica.  La ‘Chicago Pile-1’ aveva prodotto la p...

At the busy intersection of Oak Lawn and Cedar Springs, The Centrum building has been in the midst of major renovations. As part of those renovations, the Oak Lawn building will get several new restaurants. Locations of local burger joint Pints & Quarts and local coffee shop Mudsmith are scheduled to open soon, and Mille Lire, a new Italian restaur...