NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

Portillo’s is hiring more than 100 employees for their new restaurant coming later this year. Beginning Oct. 7, can apply in-person at Ramada Plaza and Conference Center (305 E. Washington Center Rd.). If you are interested in applying, visit their website. Portillo’s will open near where the old Sears used to operate in the Glenbrook Square Mall....

Wednesday, October 09, 2019. From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm. Entrance: Free. Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Chicago, 500 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450 - Chicago, Illinois 60611. This event is presented in collaboration with the Scuola Italiana Enrico Fermi, International School - Chicago. What is the Reggio Emilia Approach®? How are Reggio Emilia school...

When Maestro Riccardo Muti, music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, heard students from the Chicago West Community Music Center perform at a benefit event in June, he said he was “impressed with their dignity and ethical approach to their music style.” And after hearing the voice of 20-year-old soprano Jessalle Jakes, Muti said he’d be ba...

È stato pubblicato nella Gazzetta Ufficiale il decreto del Ministero degli Affari Esteri che istituisce un Consolato onorario a Indianapolis, sopprimendo al tempo stesso il vice Consolato onorario finora attivo nella città statunitense. Il decreto, firmato dal Direttore generale per le risorse e l'innovazione del Maeci, Renato Varriale, pone il con...

A Racine-based organization is advocating changing the name of Christopher Columbus Causeway to the Root River Causeway, though both the city and county would have to approve the change. The proposal was brought to the city by Coming Together Racine, a grassroots organization with a mission to, “actively challenge and eliminate racism in the greate...

As the Catholic Church reels from headlines of abuse, Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral looks to focus on healing by opening a chapter of the Maria Goretti Network and offering support to survivors of abuse.  The network was named for an 11-year-old Italian girl who died from her abuse more than 100 years ago. With help from chapters in Houston and Sea...

A new Italian spot has debuted in the neighborhood. The fresh arrival to Hyde Park, called Ascione Bistro, is located at 1500 E. 55th St. Ascione Bistro serves up pasta, Italian entrees, appetizers and sides, with menu items ranging from linguine to salmon to grilled octopus. With a 4.5-star rating out of 16 reviews on Yelp so far, Ascione Bistro s...

Go to a Catholic Mass anywhere in the world, and it’ll be nearly identical. Steadfast rituals and beliefs for hundreds of years: that deep-rooted sense of tradition is what has sustained parishioners like Milwaukeean Margaret Balistreri through the demolition of her Italian-American community’s spiritual home — twice. “Our church is gone, but we’ve...

Rocky Colavito made a point of spending time with his fans when he played in Cleveland. Soon those fans will have more than memories to remember their beloved hero. A life-size statue of Colavito is being created by noted sculptor David Deming and will be placed in Tony Brush Park. It's an appropriate setting for the image of Rocco Domenico Colavit...

The Italian American Studies Program of Loyola University Chicago, together with Casa Italia, is pleased to sponsor a special workshop: "Cooking up the Past. Recovering Family Tradition". Led by Michele Fazio, Ph.D., Assoc. Prof. of English, University of North Carolina, Pembroke. Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 7:00 Pat Casa Italia, 1621 N 39th Ave,...

It’s hard not to feel sneaky when you view the magnificent new exhibition of drawings by Michelangelo that opens today at the Cleveland Museum of Art. After all, Il Divino, the “divine one,’’ didn’t want you to see what the museum is serving up. He destroyed as many of his drawings as possible so as to avoid having contemporaries, not to mention po...

A couple of televisions hang over the bar in the sleek space that Murano occupies on E. 6th Street downtown. But if you go you won't be watching them. That's because the real sport is people watching. Order a drink and gaze at the constant street traffic flowing by the restaurant, a snug spot between the even busier Superior and Euclid avenues. Wom...