NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

Si è tenuta dal 18 al 21 Aprile, presso il McCormick Convention Center di Chicago, l'edizione 2016 di Coverings, la più importante manifestazione sul territorio Nord Americano per il settore dei rivestimenti "duri": ceramiche decorative e pietre ornamentali. La Coverings rappresenta infatti la piattaforma in cui si definiscono le tendenze del sett...

Purdue University is partnering with an Italian company that is establishing its North American headquarters in Anderson. The university says Italpollina is looking to create research and development partnerships as it builds its new facility next to the new Purdue Polytechnic Institute in the Madison County city.   Italpollina broke ground...

A new Italian-style deli called Casetta Kitchen and Counter is set to open downtown in February. Tommy Gering, 28, and James Juedes, 30, are longtime friends who grew up in the same Wausau neighborhood. Now both in the restaurant business, they plan to open a 40-seat casual spot in the former Bluephies Downtown Deli location at 222 W. Washingt...

Internationally acclaimed jewelry designer Marco Bicego will introduce many of his latest designs in a rare public appearance at James Free Jewelers in Montgomery, Ohio (a Cincinnati suburb) on Thursday, November 14. Bicego will mingle with fans and engrave his autograph on select pieces during the visit from 4:00-8:00 p.m. It will be one of just t...

By Ginger Reilly It is not every day that a teenager tells his parents that he wants a store, but that is exactly how one Orland Park business was born.   "That was his dream, and we all got together, and we did it together," said Lina Lamorte of her son Alex Lamorte, who was 18 when Italia Imports opened in July 1999 in Orland Park.  ...

Highwood's Del Rio Restaurant is known for its authentic Italian food and Old World ambience ­— emphasis on the word "old."   Del Rio, which turns 90 this year, may be old by industry standards, but the restaurant itself is constantly evolving. Owner Bill Pigati attributes Del Rio's success to the philosophy of the original owner, his grandm...

WED, NOV 11, 2015 AT 12:00 PM: Pizza party for kids!Eataly, 43 East Ohio Street Chicago, IL 60611By: Scuola Italiana Enrico Fermi - FREE REGISTER Join the Scuola Italiana Enrico Fermi and Eataly for a interactive pizza making lesson: make your own pizza to take home, then lunch on tasty pizza from Rossopomodoro and have a nutella pizza f...

Un posto d'onore tra gli italoamericani che hanno fatto la storia dello sport: il chairman rossoblù Joey Saputo è stato inserito nella National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame nell'ambito di una cerimonia che si è svolta all'Intercontinental Hotel di Chicago.   Il numero uno del club rossoblù fa parte della classe del 2015 insieme ad al...

By Jessica Hammie   Downtown Champaign's newest restaurant is Nando Milano Trattoria. This is the second location for the restaurant — the first is in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood — and currently the only exclusively Italian fine dining establishment in Downtown Champaign.   The restaurant is lovely. The remodel and build out of...

In their first move after closing Baffo, Eataly Chicago today will open a second pizza concept. It's called Pizza alla Pala, named after the wooden paddles the puffy central Italian pizzas are served on. The opening is described as a way to liven-up the second floor piazza and is expected to be the first in a series of moves.   No, they're a...

Fifteen distinguished professional Italian Americans were honored with a Leonardo da Vinci Award of Excellence at the 15th Annual Reception and Ceremony on May 1, 2016, at White Eagle Banquets in Niles. The event was hosted by the Grand Lodge of Illinois and Wisconsin, Order Sons of Italy in America. Serving as Master of Ceremonies, the Hon. Antho...

Mary LeVan has been on this planet as many years as there are keys on her piano, 88. Our interview took place at her home on Jackson Avenue in Hammond near the state line. I first met her at my book signing/reading earlier this month at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster.   Married? "Twice," she said. "My first marriage en...