NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

We are very pleased to present The 15th Annual Ferraris in the Loop, benefiting Lurie Children's Hospital and Inspiration Corporation.   Join us Sunday, September 9, 2012 to enjoy a Ferrari Showcase, exciting live music, a raffle, and plenty of activities for the whole family, including clowns, magicians, face painters, balloon artists, and...

Mandala Dance Company, a premiere Italian contemporary dance company, comes to Chicago for two world premiere performances!   Founded by artistic director and choreographer, Paola Sorressa, Mandala will present "Triptych Motus," three works fused together by their highly physical and dynamic elements. Part Contemporary dance, part acrobatic,...

A long-standing Italian tradition will return to Orland Park on Monday, March 9 when the Sons of Italy of Orland Park Leone D’Oro Lodge 2700 host a Saint Joseph’s Table at the Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 South Ravinia Avenue. The event begins at 6 p.m.   One of the most beloved saints among Italian-Americans, Saint Joseph was the foster...

by Angela Accomando   Have you ever stumbled upon a really great restaurant a little off the "beaten path?" Francesca's Italian Family Restaurant in Earlville is just that kind of hidden gem. With your first step inside, you are immediately transported from a small, farming community to a Sicilian trattoria.   Photos and artwork...

Italian Cultural Institute of ChicagoTuesday, October 27, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)Chicago, IL A conversation with Massimo Iosa Ghini, Mario Cuccinella and Aldo Cibic about their experiences and challenges in the application of sustainability of today. This event is presented in collaboration with the Italian Trade Agency, Confindust...

Going broke isn't a typical goal for anyone during the holidays. But every year, the Chicagoland Italian American Charitable Organizationaims to do just that. "The more who join our group, the more who give. And that's more we can give away. By the end of the year, we are penniless," says CIACO board of directors member Joe Salerno, who o...

It's shaping up to be an extra special summertime event sponsored by the Italian American Cultural Club on Aug. 2 at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville. The club invites everyone to its ninth-annual Una Serata - Festa delle regioni Italiane, which translated means "An Evening at the Festival of Italian Regions."   Something new is going o...

French & Italian: Assistant Professor of Italian to teach undergraduate courses in Italian; advise students; maintain an active research program; participate in study abroad program; provide service to the university and profession.   Require: Ph.D. or equivalent in hand by August 2015, possess native or near-native fluency in Italian. D...

Michigan-bred Vatican astronomer and Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno will become the first clergyman awarded one of planetary science's most prestigious awards, when on Thursday in Arizona he receives the Carl Sagan Medal.   And then Consolmagno, for two decades the curator of the Vatican's meteorite collection, plans to head to metro Detroit...

Play bocce with friends young and old (then watch the champs compete in a tournament Sunday). Watch cooking demonstrations and sample cuisine at the Cucina Showcase. Enjoy Henry Prego's musical tribute to Frank Sinatra and Dove c'è Musica's salute to Eros Ramazzotti daily.   Grab an espresso so you're wide-eyed for a Festa tradition: firewor...

Joe Mantegna stopped by a recent Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago reception at O'Brien's Riverwalk Café to greet donors and thank them for their support. Active with Easter Seals for more than 25 years, the celebrated actor commented on the great services provided for children and young adults with autism throughout Chicago and Rockford.  ...

by Jennifer L. Manfrin The Italian BMT combines salami, ham and pepperoni complete with customers' favorite toppings. The classic combination has made it a top-seller for years, and it was one of the first sub sandwiches offered at Subway, said manager Gina Shearn. "People like that Italian meat combo. It's really great topped with Italian dr...