NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

An Italian company will break ground Wednesday afternoon on its new North American headquarters in Anderson. Italpollina is investing $9 million in the 70,000 square-foot facility, located on the former GM Scatterfield site.   The new facility is expected to bring 35 jobs to Anderson. The city says Italpollina will begin hiring for various p...

An annual soiree is bringing together some of the best Italian restaurants in the area as a benefit for the Penrickton Center for Blind Children in Taylor. "A Taste of Italy" takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 1 at the Downriver Italian American Club Hall, 646 Biddle Ave., and features Italian food, wine and music.

Dave Robinson came to Green Bay when African-American players were still a rarity for the Packers.   Robinson joined "Sports Central" on Tuesday night to discuss his initial days with the Packers. He was full of praise for head coach Vince Lombardi and how he handled his players being treated unfairly around the city.   Read more...

by Daniel I. Dorfman   One of the concerns for years regarding downtown Glencoe has been a lack of dining options, but an area businessman is hoping his experience in the restaurant world will change that perception.   Glenview entrepreneur Rick Raschillo is planning to open Cibo Trattoria with a focus on upscale Italian food. The new...

by Gus Burns   As Christopher Columbus Day came to a close Monday, Detroit's own Christopher Columbus statue stood defiled by vandals. For most of the day, a hatchet stuck from the center of the Italian explorer's likeness. A bystander climbed up and removed it about 4 p.m., remarking that it was disrespectful.   Tape that held t...

by Ashok Selvam The wait's almost over for the North Shore as the owners behind Ballaro, a new 112-seat Italian restaurant, hope —pending inspections— that they'll open in three to four weeks in suburban Highwood. The restaurant, an homage to Italy's Ballaró market in Palermo, was conceived by two North Shore friends, Mark Newman and Josh Kaplan,...

Sons of Italy Southeastern Ohio, Lodge 2990, will host a Wine Tasting Event fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 5 p.m. in the Son's of Italy Lodge in the basement of the Redbrick Tavern in Athens at 14 N. Court St. The event is $25 per person and all are invited to attend. Proceeds will benefit the Doug Flutie Autism Association.   A Fl...

This month we highlight the distinguished career of highly respected academic leader, John P. Pelissero.John P. Pelissero, Ph.D., became interim president at Loyola University Chicago on July 1, having previously served as provost.   He is also a political science professor at Loyola, where he has been a member of the faculty for 30 years. H...

The Italian Film Festival returns to Indianapolis for a fifth year on April 1 with a slate of eight films running through April 16. Indianapolis is one of 13 cities around the nation hosting the Italian Film Festival USA. The festival is sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago in collaboration with the Department of World Langua...

Alexander (Alessandro Vincenzo) Capraro nacque a Pietrabbondante (oggi provincia di Isernia) il 7 gennaio del 1895 da Vincenzo e Maria Vitullo. La registrazione della sua nascita fu regolarizzata dinanzi al Sindaco di allora Ruggiero Di Salvo. Giunse in America nel 1905 viaggiando, con i suoi genitori, sulla nave " Sicilian Prince". La fa...

The Cleveland Museum of Art is returning to Italy a medieval illuminated manuscript page, or leaf, after the country showed the work was illegally cut from the book that once contained it.   The removal of the leaf occurred sometime between 1933 and 1952, when the museum bought the work in good faith, museum director William Griswold said Th...

The Greater Rockford Italian American Association celebrates local Italian heritage through things like Festa Italiana and the Amici Italiana dance troupe, but now the group wants to celebrate the history of local Italian families. The group is asking all Italian-Americans in the Rockford are to take part in the Immigration Histories of Rockford's...