NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

by Deb Terrill While visiting St. Louis, Bill and I had dinner on The Hill. The Hill is the old Italian neighborhood on the west side, and it feels very much like stepping back in time. There are a dozen or more restaurants, mostly old school red sauce joints, packed with diners at 5:30 and closed by 9 p.m.   We picked Zia's, but we were to...

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church at 1010 Ferguson St. in south Rockford will host its annual St. Joseph's Day Altar from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, March 16, in the basement church hall. The community is invited to partake in the festive traditional meal of meatless pasta, omelets, vegetables and Italian pastries. The church hall is handicap...

The Italian American Bar Association of Michigan (IABAM) will host a Pro Bono Day on Wednesday, May 20. "Volunteer attorneys for the IABAM will be available at no charge to provide general guidance on a broad range of topics, including immigration, family law, real estate, general business, and employment law," said Mark Aiello, secretary of t...

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...