NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

To Italy lovers, Rome is the most romantic city in Europe — sorry Paris! Amid passionate residents, spectacular natural beauty, great food, and flowing wine, Italy inspires love for all couples. Chicago's Lesley Pritkin and Rosanne Cofoid, owners of two "Italy-only" travel companies, marvel that despite Italy's long-standing popularity among LGBTQ...

Outgoing Menomonee Falls Schools superintendent Pat Greco has been named a co-recipient of the 2018 Wisconsin Policy Forum's James R. Ryan Lifetime Achievement Award. Retired city of Milwaukee budget director Mark Nicolini is the other co-recipient. Greco was named by the group, a nonpartisan independent public policy research organization, as one...

Anthony Raymond “Fuzzo” Clement, 87, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.   Ray was born November 30, 1930, a son of Anthony R. and Catherine (Hamrock) Clement in Youngstown’s Briar Hill where he lovingly inherited the nickname "Fuzzo". Ray attended the Rayen High School and he...

After years of working in his family's restaurants in Milwaukee's Third Ward and East Side, 46-year-old Arthur Maniaci took a risk in opening his first restaurant in a small strip mall next to a jeweler and a dry cleaner in Fox Point. Over the next 24 years, Maniaci would turn the cozy 15-table restaurant near the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard a...

The City Council champion of a controversial plan to rename Balbo Drive for Ida B. Wells said Wednesday she’s open to a compromise that would name another major street for the civil rights icon. Ald. Sophia King (4th) said Lake Shore Drive is a distinct possibility. So is Congress Parkway, or any major street that has few business addresses, thereb...

After 70 years in Italian America, I am still searching for the “Queen of Little Italy.” No, she’s not one of those lovely young ladies who reign over the Columbus Day Parade. My queen was short and stout and tough, and she packed a gun. She died in 1920. In her day, she controlled more votes than any other woman in Chicago. She was a midwife who d...

Innovation Days 2018 takes place in the week of June 25 in Detroit and Chicago, offering Midwestern companies in the automotive, advanced manufacturing and robotics industries extensive opportunities to engage with a group of Italian delegates organized by the Italian Trade Agency through its Rome and Chicago Offices. This weeklong program will und...

Si tiene domenica il 24 giugno La trentesima edizione del ‘Pasquesi day’, al Centennial Park di Highland Pak (Illinois). Da poco è diventa festa ufficiale negli Stati Uniti: il sindaco di Highland Park, Illinois, ha infatti proclamato ufficialmente che la domenica dopo la festa americana del papà, sia dichiarata festa del Pasquesi Day (solitamente...

Twenty feet of wall had to be knocked out to deliver it. Trusses made of the same kind of steel used on NASA launch pads had to be built into the floor to hold it up. It's a massive rotating brick pizza oven and it's in the former location of the Mad Dog Saloon, 4395 S. 76 St. Uncle Paulie’s Brick Oven Pizzeria could open as early as the first week...

For Fourth of July grilling, you want a recipe that’s reliably delicious and unfussy, something you can cook with one hand while holding a drink in the other. But, let’s be honest: A touch of something extra makes the holiday meal truly memorable, like a dusting of hot Controne pepper from Campania over a juicy watermelon salad, or a red wine marin...

The Ricketts family, owner of the Major League baseball team Chicago Cubs, expressed interest on Friday in acquiring a controlling stake in Italian top-rank football club AC Milan. The news came as two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters that the Italian club's Chinese majority shareholder had failed to meet a deadline on Friday for a...

A new Italian spot, offering pizza and more, has debuted in the neighborhood. The new addition to Ravenswood, called Munno Pizzeria & Bistro, is located at 4656 N. Clark St. On top of its pizza options, this new offering serves up appetizers, pasta, salad and desserts. Take a look at the salami plate appetizer, grab some ravioli or lasagna, or delv...