NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

by Joseph S. Pete   An Italian beef and Italian sausage restaurant beloved in the South Suburbs for more than four decades is finally opening a Northwest Indiana location.   Enzo's Restaurant, which is known for charbroiling freshly house-made sausage over lump coal, is taking over the former Schererville Gyros, which closed earlier t...

The Comboni Missionaries will honor Umberto "Tony" Turano as Man of the Year on Nov. 21 at Porretta's Banquets in Chicago. (708-354-1999) "Tony Turano is a supremely successful businessman who has never forgotten his roots," says the Rev. Peter Premarini, MCCJ, superior of the Comboni Mission Center in LaGrange Park.   "We have chosen t...

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 ages 4 to 16 to the language and culture of Italy through drama, storytelling, arts and crafts, games, sports, dance, music, cuisine...

by Dennis Polkow It is Sunday in Chicago, a day off for Riccardo Muti. Nonetheless, there is a busy day ahead.   Muti will have a piano rehearsal with four singers from Lyric Opera of Chicago who will accompany him and a brass quintet of Chicago Symphony Orchestra players to a juvenile detention center later in the day to give a concert, "b...

by C.J. Martello   Let me say that many of us have left Roseland but we've never left behind the people, places or good times that Roseland gave us. The rich history and connection that we have carried with us these many years is borne out in the respect we have for many of those we knew in our youth who are now elderly.   Among these...

by Ashok Selvam Earlier this year, when chef Joe Farina left his stint as Rosebud's corporate chef, he got in touch with childhood friend Tony Gambino to pursue a long-held dream of working together. Gambino, who owns the Armand's Pizzeria chain of neighborhood pizza spots, wanted to expand and open a batch of full-service restaurants sporting the...

2013 Women's Italian OpenLoretta BatesBrianne CanovaJune 3, 2013 Information on The 22nd Women's Italian Open for 2013 The 22nd annual Women's Italian Open will be held at The Mauh-Nah-Tee-See Club on Monday, June 3rd, with an 8am shotgun start. Lunch immediately following golf, in the club house.

by Daniel Gerzina   Mario Batali is excited to bring Eataly to Chicago. Very, very excited. Relaxing at the end of the bar at Otto in New York City (which Batali calls his "office"), the larger-than-life chef's eyes grew wider than his collection of Crocs when discussing the opening.   First things first: Batali says the Eataly team i...

Nel 2009 dopo appena 10 giorni dall'annuncio della possibile chiusura del consolato a Detroit, l'allora Governatore del Michigan scrisse una lettera alle massime autorita' italiane per chiedere un ripensamento della decisione.   Dal nuovo annuncio di chiusura sedi i 10 giorni saranno trascorsi lunedi' prossimo: a che punto siamo? Rispetto a...

When Giuseppe "Joe" Scalzo talks about Ciao Bella, his Tuscan-inspired restaurant, his passion for creating soul-satisfying dishes comes through. The Calabria, Italy-born Scalzo discovered that passion for cooking while working at a small restaurant in Florence, Italy—and then brought it to the U.S.   After studying international business at...

David is on the move. The statue, that is. A full-sized replica of Michelangeo's "David" statue has been featured at Festa Italiana for years. Thursday, it took a trip to the Milwaukee Art Museum. "We (have to) get him out of here," said Dean Cannestra, of the Italian Community Center. He and his crew loaded David onto a truck to be part of an exh...

by Frank Amaro Italian American War Veterans Post 1 & North Riverside Carson's provide 30 Christmas Trees to families in Berwyn. Christin Life Church in Berwyn will distribute them to families from the area that are less fortunate. Great Thanks to Robin Adams from Carson's, Pastor Josh from Christin Life, and the IAWV Post 1 for working toget...