NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

Restaurant owner and wine expert Alpana Singh said she created her new Mediterranean restaurant Terra & Vine in downtown Evanston with Northwestern students in mind. "Everything is very accessible and approachable. You can come here for a birthday celebration or a casual meal," Singh said. "We want it to be affordable, not something you sp...

FederlegnoArredo celebra e rafforza la collaborazione Italia-Usa nel design d'arredo. Una partnership fondamentale per la crescita delle esportazioni italiane di settore che nel 2012 sono cresciute del 17% per un giro d'affari Oltreoceano di oltre mezzo miliardo.È così che in occasione del 52° Salone Internazionale del Mobile è stato presentato Eme...

Appuntamento martedì 18 giugno, alle 11.00, con Theodore Grippo, eminente personalità nel campo giuridico, residente a Chicago, insignito del premio "Lucani Insigni" nel 2009, che sarà ricevuto dal presidente del Consiglio della Basilicata, Vincenzo Santochirico, e dal presidente della Commissione dei Lucani all'estero, Luigi Scaglione.   Gr...

The Quad-City Italian-American Society will award a $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior who is enrolled in a college or university in the fall after graduation.   High school seniors with at least one Italian ancestor are eligible to apply, according to a news release. The winner will be selected based on grade point average and two r...

Dopo i riconoscimenti ricevuti a Londra per il project financing in ambito europeo e continentale – Project Financing International Awards di Thomson Reuters e - Project Financing Magazine di Euromoney Conferences, arriva sabato 4 ottobre il terzo ed importante premio internazionale consegnato a Chicago (Illinois – USA): Francesco Bettoni, Presiden...

by Angie Leventis Lourgos   Naperville's first new mayor in two decades is Steve Chirico, a current councilman, according to unofficial results. Chirico was among four candidates who vied for the spot in this historic race as Mayor George Pradel, 77, stepped down after 20 years leading this suburb of about 145,000 residents.   Ch...

By Sarah Freishtat Longtime Southwest suburban pizza institution Aurelio's recently opened in Arlington Heights. The store, which is Aurelio's first north suburban Chicago location, will opened to the public Tuesday in the Esplanade shopping center on Euclid Avenue.   "We've got a whole bunch of (Southsiders) who are now living up nort...

by Tom Jackson   Author Paul Gentile, who wrote a biography of his Italian immigrant grandparents, will talk and sign books at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at Mr. Smith's Coffeehouse, 140 Columbus Ave. in downtown Sandusky.   Gentile is the author of "Salvatore and Maria: Finding Paradise," 270 pages long, which tells of his grandparents...

Senatore Renato Turano presented Shirley Fedeli with the Cavaliere dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia at the Festa della Repubblica celebration hosted by Italian Consul General Adriano Monti on June 2 at the Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in Chicago.   The award was bestowed by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano upon Shirley in honor...

Academy Award-winning actress Sophia Loren will grace the Copernicus Center stage at 8 p.m. on March 24, thanks to Onesti Entertainment. The Italian film icon will treat her fans to an unforgettable night of firsthand accounts about her life in Italy, film career and personal memories, according to President and CEO Ron Onesti, who will host the sh...

by Margaret Daykin   The Italian American Club in Wickliffe is the place to be if you love bocce! Over 15,000 people are expected to visit and 96 teams are expected to compete in the 2016 Cleveland Challenge Cup of Bocce Tournament.   Fox 8's Kenny Crumpton got a taste of why the sport is so popular and learned more about the tourname...

There's a new Italian tenant inside the Pork Shoppe space in Avondale. Pisolino, a fast-casual 40-seat Italian cafe should open by October at 2755 W. Belmont Ave. The owners say patrons shouldn't expect white tablecloths and marked-up bottles of wines like at some River North establishments.   "This is very much a neighborhood Italian restau...