NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

A legend, a life, a complex man and The Voice of the 20th Century. Frank Sinatra, who would've been 100 this year, was a man of contradiction. Small and slight, he towered over popular culture. He projected strength and confidence, despite suffering from depression throughout his adult life.   "We'll never see anyone like that again" – we of...

 Sometimes the way forward is the same way you’ve been going, just with greater purpose. So hope the owners of Contadino (1146 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette, 847-920-5962), an Italian restaurant opening in mid-March in downtown Wilmette. Compared to its predecessor in the space, The Avenue, another Italian place under similar ownership, Contadi...

October 27, 2015 - Tuesday 7:30 PM - Mount Prospect Public Library - Meeting Room A room 154 - 10 South Emerson Street - Mount Prospect, Illinois 60056   Works by Botticelli, Leonardo, Cimabue, Titian, and Caravaggio, among others from the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, represent the world's greatest collections...

by Paul Blasco   It's been 25 years since Gianni Delisi opened up his dream restaurant on Halsted Street. And in a few months, he will mark the 25th anniversary of the day his future wife walked in the front door.   For Delisi, the block has changed a great deal over the past 25 years, but the authentic Italian dishes that made t...

The Greater Youngstown Italian Fest is accepting nominations for the Italian-American Man and Woman of the Year through June 22. To nominate someone, send a biography with memories that would make him or her worthy of the honor.   Also enclose two color photos and mail to: The Greater Youngstown Italian Fest, c/o John R. Rossetti, 159 N...

by Madeline Skaggs   Dan Rosenthal hasn't opened a restaurant in more than 10 years. Now the man behind Trattoria No. 10 and Sopraffina Marketcaffes is about to open two restaurants in one space in Streeterville.   Rosenthal, a 45-year industry veteran, is planning another Sopraffina — his sixth — and an as-yet-unnamed small-plates It...

Pirelli sempre più americana, e sempre più legata alle automobili premium: è quanto emerge da un'analisi delle gomme della casa italiana presenti nei diversi stand del Salone di Detroit (13-26 gennaio 2014).   Ci sono pneumatici pensati in modo specifico per il mercato USA, come i P Zero Nero All Season, adatti a vetture sportive e montati s...

by Penny Pollack and Graham Meyer   Like Anita Ekberg, Dolce Italian (Godfrey Hotel, 127 W. Huron St., no phone yet) plans to make a splash in early summer when it opens in Italian-crowded River North.   Along with a second Dolce Italian in development in Atlanta, the Chicago location will join the famiglia of Miami's Dolce Italian, a...

Corporate leader Lisa Emerson and Loyola administrator Rev. Michael J. Garanzini will share the spotlight when the Justinian Society of Lawyers hosts its annual installation and awards dinner on Sept. 16 at the Palmer House Hilton. (708-338-0760) The following officers will be formally installed at the event: Jessica DePinto (president), Frank A....

The Sicilian American Cultural Association will host a presentation by Prof. Gaetano Cipolla on Oct. 25 at Monastero's Banquets in Chicago. (773-588–2515) America's foremost authority on Sicilian language and culture, Cipolla will present his 2015 book "The Poetry of Giovanni Meli," celebrating the 200th anniversary of the death of Sicily's gr...

By Daniel Ofman   Cleveland, Ohio is only about the 48th biggest city in the United States and its economy has been struggling. But this week, the city has earned worldwide attention in pro sports. The Cleveland Cavaliers won their first NBA championship in franchise history. It was also the city's first pro championship in 52 years. And Cle...

The Italian Film Festival USA returns with a weekend full of contemporary Italian cinema Friday through Sunday at UWM Union Theatre, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee. All movies are free, and will be shown with English subtitles. The festival is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Department of French, Italian and Comparative Liter...