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City commissioners again will consider a resolution to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day in Traverse City as opposed to the traditional Columbus Day holiday. City Commissioner Jim Carruthers agreed last June to sponsor the resolution requested by Native American activist group Idle No More Michigan, but then pulled it from consideration before a vo...

Chicago has one of the largest concentrations of Italian-Americans in the entire country, which means 1) LOTS of gesturing, and 2) plenty of delicious Italian food. The best of it? It's gonna come from one of these 10 Chicago restaurants flush with Michelin stars and red sauce classics. BalenaLincoln ParkWhat you're getting: Tagliolini neroAlthoug...

Simona Faroni, co-owner of G.S. Gelato & Desserts, a manufacturer of authentic Italian gelato and sorbet, received the 2016 Enterprising Women of the Year award by Enterprising Women Magazine. This award is widely considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners.   To win, nominees must demonstrate th...

The Italian Evening@Pack Expo, to be held on 7 November, will host the presentation of an exclusive study conducted by Euromonitor on the opportunities offered by the US market   Pack Expo International, a leading international event in the field of processing and packaging to be held in Chicago from 6 to 9 November is the next promotional s...

When: Friday, January 20, 2017 at 7pmWhere: Martyrs' – 3855 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL "IDR (Italian Doc Remix) premiered at ISSUE PROJECT ROOM in NYC back in 2004. After connecting with the finest of New York's Downtown Improvisers, Marco Cappelli organized an all-star ensemble to produce what has become one of my favorite projects. Since its pr...

An old Italian saying is: "Once you start something, always finish." This was on full display Sunday as CIAO hosted its 26th annual Italian Pasta Dinner at the Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center. CIAO, or Charitable Italian American Organization, made sure there was enough of Italy's finest foods for guests to eat, while also trying to...

Men's fashion is having a moment — make that a week — in Chicago. On Wednesday Italian menswear brand Ermenegildo Zegna drew a well-tailored crowd, including Chicago Blackhawks Patrick Sharp, Michael Kostka and Brandon Bollig, to a celebration of its redesigned and expanded store at 645 N. Michigan Ave.   On Thursday, another Italian master...

Fans of Davanti Enoteca, a multi-location restaurant chain featuring rustic Italian cuisine, can now experience the food they love at Courtyard Chicago Downtown/River North. This iconic Chicago, chef-driven concept focuses on small plates and wine and offers a robust selection of dining options for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and late-night mi...

A highlight of the 2014-2015 Harris Theater Presents season, Teatro Regio Torino of Turin, Italy, launches its first-ever North American tour at the Harris Theater with a rare concert production of Gioachino Rossini's William Tell sung in Italian.   One of Italy's oldest and most venerable opera companies, under the leadership of internation...

Students from grade school to high school who want to get away to Italy this summer need travel no farther than Casa Italia in Stone Park. The Casa's Italian Language & Culture Summer Camp will introduce children from 4 to 16 years old to the language and culture of Italy through drama, storytelling, arts and crafts, games, sports, dance, music...

When Pierette Simpson was nine years old, her grandparents sold everything in their native Italy to bring her to America. But along the way, The Andrea Doria luxury liner collided with another ship, The Stockholm, and sank. A lifeboat saved Simpson and her family. But 51 people died, and the captain was unjustly blamed for the catastrophe near Cape...

Menzione d'onore dell'Università del Wisconsin alla "carta dei caratteri del paesaggio", 24 tavole in scala 1 a 50mila, che fanno parte del ricchissimo corredo cartografico del Piano paesaggistico regionale.   Un bel risultato quello raggiunto, nel concorso bandito dall'università americana, dalla cosiddetta carta "muscolosa" (l'aggettivo si...