NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

A couple of televisions hang over the bar in the sleek space that Murano occupies on E. 6th Street downtown. But if you go you won't be watching them. That's because the real sport is people watching. Order a drink and gaze at the constant street traffic flowing by the restaurant, a snug spot between the even busier Superior and Euclid avenues. Wom...

When: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 6pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450 - What: A lecture by Professor Margherita Ganeri, Università della Calabria Starting with a definition, and a brief outline of the current position of Italian American Studies within the Italian Diaspora Studies, this talk hypothesizes the b...

An exhibit about the early history of the University of Notre Dame, including images of the Christopher Columbus murals and information about their historical significance, will be created in a room on the second floor of the Main Building, Jenkins said on September 17 in his annual address to the faculty. Italian artist Luigi Gregori’s 12 painting...

Do you like delicious food with big flavor? Then the Italian Fest in Collinsville, Illinois is the place for you! The festival is happening this Friday and Saturday, September 20 and 21, on Main Street in uptown Collinsville. For the past 36 years, Collinsville has been celebrating the Italian heritage the city is built on. The Collinsville Mayor t...

The Columbus Day Parade has been on the upswing in recent years thanks to a series of dynamic parade chairmen who have taken the venerable event to new heights. This year’s chairman is no exception. With Greco & Sons VP Lino Greco at the helm, 2019 festivities will feature additional busing locations, a new parade start time, dignitaries from the U...

When: Thursday, October 10th at 6pm - Where: PianoForte Studios, 1335 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL - What: Itinera Mundi by Gianluca Campi, accordion - Arianna Menesini, cello - Laura Lanzetti, piano Born in Genoa in 1976, Gianluca Campi began studying accordion at the age of 11, under the direction of Giorgio Bicchieri. At 12 years of age, he parti...

Michael's Italian Feast has returned to East Peoria. A fourth outlet of the local restaurant chain opened Wednesday at 1302 E. Washington St., a location McDonald's once occupied. Michael's restaurants already had been established in Eureka, Germantown Hills and Washington. The outlet in Eureka opened about four years ago, about the same time the f...

The Italian American Police Association will honor a foursome of stalwart souls at an Oct. 26 dinner dance at Elmcrest Banquets in Elmwood Park. (312-415-1202) The following profiles were provided by the organization: Alderman Nick Sposato • Man of the Year Award 38th Ward Ald. Nicholas (Nick) Sposato grew up around Belmont and Harlem avenues and i...

There will be two Italian music directors in Chicago. Enrique Mazzola will become the top conductor at the Lyric Opera of Chicago following the retirement of Andrew Davis at the end of the 2020-21 season. Mazzola joins Riccardo Muti, music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since the 2010-11 season. “It’s a big honor to be the colleague liv...

The pastor of St. Florian Church in Chicago is leveraging his Italian heritage to raise funds for his struggling parish. “St. Florian is a very, very poor parish, and the Fall Fest has historically been our main fundraiser to help us through the coming winter,” the Rev. David Simonetti explains. This year’s fest has morphed into a “gala spectacular...

Downtown Valparaiso has another elegant, sophisticated dining destination. Scarpe, a regional Italian restaurant, opened in late June in the old Bon Femme space at 66 Lincolnway in Valparaiso. It serves authentic cuisine from the 20 different regions of Italy with a focus on regional ingredients from the Midwest and a seasonal, chef-driven menu.  O...

È iniziata oggi e si concluderà venerdì prossimo la missione istituzionale del vicepresidente di Regione Lombardia e assessore alla Ricerca, Innovazione, Università, Export e Internazionalizzazione, Fabrizio Sala, a Chicago, negli Stati Uniti, dove il vicegovernatore è alla guida di una delegazione composta da 17 aziende lombarde, provenienti da Br...