NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

On the joyful occasion of CALABRIA CLUB'S 25th ANNIVERSARY GALA a generous and friendly donation was made to the two Italian churches in Detroit's Metropolitan area, San Francesco and Holy Family.   The fundraising took place on August 21, 2015 for the Regional Calabria Dinner, and the Calabria Club in conjunction with Italian American Cultu...

Buona, The Original Italian Beef, has been tantalizing Chicagoland for 35 years with its famous beef sandwich. Locals will understand the euphemism "Chicagoland" means suburbs and those suburbanites, from Berwyn (where the original Buona is situated) to St. Charles have been able to experience the best Italian Beef sandwich in the Midwest.  ...

by John Marshall   Giuseppe's Ritrovo has been a fixture in Bexley for 20 years, and the name "ritrovo"—Italian for "hangout"—is fitting here. Most nights of the week, the place is bustling, and most weekends, it's jammed. Guests come because their friends do, because of the way the family who runs the place treats them and because of the wo...

Tour the Dallara Indy Car Factory in SpeedwayIHSI members will get the opportunity to witness IndyCar chassis being made and produced right in front of their eyes! The Dallara factory isn't like the assembly lines and robot-assembled cars that come to mind when you think of car production; every Dallara chassis is handmade by one of the many qualif...

The Greater Rockford Italian American Association will hold the 2013 Italian Hall of Fame and Special Recognition awards banquet at 6 p.m. Oct. 12 at Franchesco's Ristorante, 7128 Spring Creek Road. Entertainment will be provided by the Vince Chiarelli Combo. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. The dinner menu will include a combination of chicken, si...

David Fowler never gets tired of eating — or talking about — Italian beef. The Gold Coast resident is co-owner of ItalianBeef.com — a website devoted to reviewing and rating restaurants in Chicago and its suburbs that serve Italian beef, sharing recipes featuring Italian beef and selling beef.   "People love our site — it's all about Italia...

Anthony B. Ferraro has been elected president of the Illinois Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Ferraro is the founder and managing member at the Law Offices of Anthony B. Ferraro. He received his bachelor of commerce in accountancy from DePaul University and his master of science in taxation.   After receiving his...

By Carole Kuhrt Brewer Mariano's store #38 officially opened in Lakeview yesterday. The grocery chain that has taken Chicago by storm since it opened its first Chicago area location in Arlington Heights only a short six years ago knows what the public wants.   Their newest store at 3030 N. Broadway is a combination dining destination and su...

Walking through the door of Antico Posto on a rainy Wednesday night, we found the place completely packed. Perhaps it was because their weekly Wednesday special is one of the most sought after menu items. Although, after experiencing the scrumptious breadth of their menu, it's entirely possible that it's just always busy.   From the wall of...

By Maureen O'Donnell Fred Piattoni operated seven Powder Puff hair salons, headed a top cosmetologists' association and helped draw as many as 80,000 people to Chicago for the nation's second-largest beauty show.   During his career, he witnessed explosive growth in the beauty business, thanks to postwar prosperity, product innovations and...

By Vikki Ortiz Healy and Joseph Ruzich Stella Albano's Pizzeria in Cicero reopened Friday, serving up giant pizza puffs, spinach, onion and mushroom pizzas and Italian beef sandwiches the way it has for 25 years, because that's what Giovanni Donancricchia — known as "Pa" to his children who will take turns running the place in his absence — would...

by Alicia LeGrand-Riniker   Investigating your family history has become a popular activity, but not every search leads to an international partnership. Amber Dhesse of Spring Valley loved her grandmother, but when her grandmother passed away Dhesse felt the loss. Soon Dhesse found herself connecting with family she never knew she had....