NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

Growing up in Roseland, a South Chicago Italian neighborhood, Tom Gelsosomo enjoyed the meals prepared by his Italian family so much that after spending time working in the food industry he decided to open up his own restaurant serving many of the dishes he remembered so well from his youth.   Choosing an Italian restaurant in the growing co...

by Miranda Leon   With polar vortexes and chilling winds, it can be difficult to deal with the frigid and desolate days of January in Chicago. One method for overcoming winter's oppression is to celebrate light and its encouraging connotations amid this dark time. The work of internationally-acclaimed Italian artist Marco Rotelli does j...

New York-based LDV Hospitality, in partnership with Chicago-based Oxford Capital Group and Quadrum Global, which has a Miami office, are opening an Italian restaurant in the Godfrey Hotel Chicago.   Dolce Italian is slated to open in late spring at the Godfrey on Huron and LaSalle streets in River North. Dolce, which has locations in Mi...

The Sicilian American Cultural Association will present Gloria Coco with its Medal of merit on Sept. 27 at Monastero's Banquets in Chicago. Tickets for the event are $40 for adults (cash bar) and $18 for children 2 to 12 years of age. Entertainment will be provided by past winners of the Bel Canto Foundation Opera Contest. (773-588–2515) The...

Date: Wednesday, February 03, 2016 Hours: 6:00 p.m. Site: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 N Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 Organized by: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago In collaboration with: http://davincimasterpieces.eventbrite.com   Leonardo da Vinci and his Greatest Artistic Masterpieces. Join us for the...

La prima conferenza-expo sulle eccellenze tecnologiche italiane negli Stati Uniti si terrà a Detroit il 9 e 10 maggio 2016 presso la Wayne State University. Aziende italiane leader mondiali nell'ingegneria e nell'innovazione tecnologica tra le quali FCA - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Brembo, Comau, Magneti Marelli, Esaote presenteranno i loro prodot...

Local northwest Ohio pizza places must remain competitive because of the seemingly unlimited supply of pizza chains. Each place must promise fresh ingredients, signature recipes, and appealing menus, and deliver on those promises. They must continue to attract a customer base at the right price.   Arturo's Pizza Kitchen opened in Northwood i...

When: Tuesday October 18, 2016 from 6:00 pmWhere: Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450, Chicago, IL On the Occasion of the 16th Annual Italian Language Week in the World, Editor Marinella Mascia Galateria (University of Rome - La Sapienza) will present "Paola Masino: Dressing the Past Outfits, Dreams and Memor...

Dennis Elert has made his own pasta and pizza sauce for years, usually on weekends or at other times when his job as a commercial welder would allow.   Elert, 60, no longer peers through the dark glass of a welder's helmet. Instead, his days are spent on the road delivering, marketing and urging others to taste what he's been ladling over sp...

Palmen Fiat, a Kenosha, Wisconsin based dealer with a large selection of the Italian automaker's signature hatchbacks, is holding an end of year sale that might just make shoppers think twice about that large sedan they were sold on before.     The deals at Palmen on models ranging from the efficient 2015 Fiat 500 Pop and Fiat 500 Spor...

Early in the day Friday the streets of Clinton were pretty calm. The final touches were being put on this year's Little Italy Festival. They're celebrating 50 years of this festival. Something Lynell McCracken with LIFT says is a tradition they love to celebrate. "I think it's a great time to support the Italian heritage and kind of...

by Melissa Silverberg   A new Italian restaurant is opening in a familiar location on the north side of Arlington Heights this fall. Osteria Trulli, 1510 E. Hintz Road, received its liquor license from the village board on Monday, and owners Giovanni DeNigris and Salvatore Perricone said they hope to be open by late October or early Nov...