NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

At 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, the Italian American Veterans Museum (3800 Division St. - Stone Park, IL) will offer a rare glimpse into World War II through the eyes of three living Veterans who served in three different branches of the military on three different fronts.  Carl Liture was a Navy Machinist Mate who served on the Shangri-La and witness...

It was a momentous evening at Undo’s West in St. Clairsville, as the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Festival held their media night to kick off their 41st year of the event. Rita Carapelotti from Steubenville was recognized as this year’s Italian American of the Year, and 12 lucky winners of scholarships also got their chance to shine tonight. Chairman...

More than $70 million in Italian cars will be on display in downtown Green Bay this weekend—ready for automotive enthusiasts and anyone curious about Italian cuisine and entertainment! More than eight decades of Italian automobiles in every shape, size and color are being carefully prepared, polished and parked for this weekend's Festa Italiana.  A...

Ferrero North America, part of the global sweet-packaged food company the Ferrero Group known for Keebler®, Butterfinger®, Nutella®, Kinder®, Tic Tac®, and other well-loved brands, today celebrated the opening of its first chocolate processing facility in North America and third globally. The 70,000 square foot expansion to Ferrero's manufacturing...

Thanks to yet another grant that Italian-American businessman Paul Butera bestowed on the municipality of Cinisi (Sicily), the new road connecting the “Redemptoris Mater” church to SS 113 has finally been completed. The important roadway will be inaugurated in his presence on Saturday, May 11, at 11:30 a.m. and will be dedicated to the memory of th...

The Concert of the Finalists is always exciting event, sponsored by the Verdi Opera Theatre of Michigan, in collaboration with the Italian American Club of Livonia Charitable Foundation, the Italian American Cultural Society, the Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan, and Detroit Opera, under the auspices of the Italian Consulate of Italy in Detroit....

People discuss pizza differently than they talk about pasta, smash burgers or matzo ball soup. From message boards to social media, the dish comes with a healthy dose of zealous online debate. The latest circular obsession percolating through social media hails from a spartan storefront in Old Brooklyn. Cleveland’s newest “best pizza” is open just...

As the incoming president of the DuPage County Chapter of the Justinian Society of Lawyers in Illinois, Kira N. Albrecht already has one goal: to bring back monthly or quarterly meetings held at restaurants, so members can socialize while enjoying appetizers and refreshments. “That kind of stopped during COVID, but I want to revive it,” she says. A...

Flo's Italian Market is expected to open this fall on Main Avenue. "It's wonderful to welcome a new locally owned business," said project consultant Jamie Baker. Owner Alisha McLaughlin said that they are still working on finishing the storefront and perfecting the recipes. "We've been making cupcakes and cannolis for all of our friends and neighbo...

Lake in the Hills resident Dominic Florio is ready to step out of retirement and make his mark on the Crystal Lake restaurant scene at age 73. “I decided one more time. I can only play so much golf, and I love the business,” he said. He is opening a fine-dining Italian restaurant off Randall Road called Florio’s Italian. The restaurant, at 1540 Car...

A Rockford man shares the history of Italian immigrants that settled into Rockford and their impacted in the area. On Saturday, members of the community gathered to look at the history of Italian immigrants in Rockford at the Rockford Public Library, 6685 E State Street. “Today were addressing the town Americans that settled into Rockford, Illinois...

Gino Bartucci Sr. has been trying to create a Little Italy on the Northwest Side for over four decades. With support from the city and the recent revitalization of a local business association, his dream might now be within reach. Over the past year, the city’s Department of Planning and Development has worked with local business owners, residents...