NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

Hotly anticipated new Italian restaurant San Morello is preparing to debut on Tuesday, December 18 at the corner of Woodward Avenue and Grand River in Detroit. The restaurant is the first spot from New York-based hitmakers NoHo Hospitality Group in Detroit and anchor to the soon-to-open Shinola Hotel. NoHo Hospitality’s team includes James Beard Aw...

Just in time for Christmas, the Cleveland Museum of Art has acquired a circa-1675 marble sculpture, “Sleeping Christ Child’’ by Filippo Parodi, an associate of the great Italian Baroque sculptor Gianlorenzo Bernini. The Parodi is on view today for the first time in the museum’s Gallery 217, the Reid Gallery, alongside the museum’s late altarpiece b...

Columbus, Ohio, is part of a profound and unique bond that connects Italy to the United States. This bond has roots in history; forged in values of freedom, democracy and human rights; nourished by countless joint endeavors, and defined by a strong shared belief that there is no limit to what our nations and people together can achieve. The birthpl...

It was a rare opportunity for one Milwaukee school -- and it came with a big reward. "This is the official visit, first official visit in Wisconsin -- and I'm very happy to be here," said Giuseppe Finocchiaro, Italian consul general. Finocchiaro is based in Chicago -- and on Monday, Dec. 10, he traveled to Milwaukee's Italian Immersion School. "It...

Cook County Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Fiorentino was named Police Magazine Hero of the Month for October 2018. A 21-year veteran of law enforcement, Fiorentino is a martial arts expert who promotes health and education in the community, volunteering to help fellow law enforcement officers, children, adults and seniors learn to defend themselves. Teachin...

The Illinois Realtors has created the Brian A. Bernardoni Political Advocacy Award in honor of its local government affairs director. The award is based on the outstanding contributions of a Realtor or affiliate member in public policy political and/or legislative advocacy. It’s rare to have an award named after someone while they actually are stil...

“Cari amici, mentre l'anno volge al termine, riflettiamo sui risultati dell'anno con grande soddisfazione”. Inizia così il messaggio che la direttrice dell’Istituto Italiano di Cultura a Chicago, Alberta Lai, indirizza ai connazionali e a tutti gli amici dell’Italia che in questo 2018 hanno partecipato agli eventi promossi dall’IIC. Nell’anno che s...

Ald. Jason Ervin (28th Ward) made a surprise announcement at a Near West Side meeting Nov. 14, telling a community group that officials will name the new library on Taylor Street the Little Italy Branch. The Little Italy Chicago Community Association (LICNA) formed more than a year ago to oppose plans for the library, including its location, archit...

A major piece of local military history is now on display at the Italian American Veterans Museum in Stone Park thanks to the dedication and generosity of the Far South Side Italian-American community. A massive bronze plaque honoring scores of World War II veterans was donated to the museum at a ceremony in late October at Carlo Lorenzetti’s in Ch...

Indianapolis-based Delco Foods of Indiana is making plans to open a cheese-processing, printing and warehouse facility in Whitestown that will have more than 130 employees. The Italian and specialty foods distributor plans to spend more than $5 million to equip a new, 150,000-square-foot building it will lease at the intersection of Perry Worth Roa...

Rosati’s Pizza, an Illinois-based chain specializing in Chicago-style pizza, is coming to Carmel in early 2019. Franchise owner Jim Duda, of Carol Stream, Ill., attended Purdue University before opening his first restaurant, Millie’s Pancake Shoppe, in Addison, Ill. According to Duda, who often visits friends and family in Hamilton County, Carmel i...

Tanti anni fa, a Chicago (Illinois - U.S.A.), viveva un certo "Al Capone", diminutivo di Alphonse Gabriel Capone, il gangster italo americano, di origini napoletane, soprannominato anche "Scarface" (viso sfregiato - Un certo Frank Galluccio gli sfregiò la guancia sinistra, perché Al, ancora giovane, aveva molestato la sorella). Al Capone era spesso...