NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

April 11 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EDT. “Feeling Italian” is a photographic project and book that  uses images to explore the multicultural identities and global citizenship. 89 pictures selected from an international Jury, together with personal stories and narratives (In Italian and English) show the complexity of the Italian identity in today’s global...

Self-proclaimed pizza connoisseurs take notice: Altamura Pizza isn’t your conventional pizza place, but the pie is as authentic as it gets. Everything is either homemade or imported and you’ll be left craving more pizza, prosciutto, and maybe a flight to Italy. The Hinsdale spot is an Italian, take-home-and-bake pizza and specialty shop whose conce...

One year ago, the rector of the shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii was looking at empty pews after COVID-19 restrictions took effect in Chicago. The shutdown was a crisis for many churches, and for the 100-year-old shrine in Little Italy, it could have spelled disaster. They relied on contributions to the collection plate to keep the church going. "We j...

The fourth annual Best of Parma contest is in the books, with nearly 10,000 votes cast for the 2020 winners. “You can really tell the businesses that connect with their customers, because there was a strong outpouring of nominations for certain businesses,” said Best of Parma Director Chelsey Kovar, who not only owns All of Her Design, but was rece...

The Main Award Raffle is the highlight of the CincItalia festival. We’re happy to be able to continue this tradition to raise vital funds for St. Catharine of Siena School and Parish. In this reverse raffle, the first ticket and every 100th ticket drawn wins $300, and the final ticket drawn wins $10,000! Please consider purchasing multiple tickets,...

The Region's many Catholics know the drill. On Fridays during Lent they abstain from meat. That typically results in a lot of trips to the McDonald's drive-through to grab Filet-O-Fishes for lunch and visits to fish fries at churches, VFW halls and restaurants. Crispy golden lake perch can be delicious but many cannot live on fish alone. Enter the...

Whether you're in search of an unforgettable plate of pasta or a fresh platter of seafood, enjoy our list of Chicago’s best Italian restaurants. If you ever sneak off to Colorado in the winter, be sure to check out our list of best Italian restaurants in Aspen. 1. DAISIES Vegetables play a leading role at chef-partner Joe Frillman’s charming 70-sea...

Tomaso’s Restaurant, celebrating 45 years in business this year, has been a Cedarburg landmark since 1976 when Ray Thomas bought it from the DiQuardo family. Now retired, Ray’s son, Scott Thomas, and daughter, Nicole Thomas, run the place together with help from family and children, their dependable employees, and occasional help. The original buil...

A group deciding the fates of dozens of Chicago statues and monuments met for the first time Thursday night. Statues like those of Christopher Columbus have sparked protests and vandalism. But as CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reported, their future is not set in stone. Last summer, the city temporarily removed three statues of Columbus – one in Grant Park...

It was the tweet heard around the world. On February 9, the official account of the City of Chicago wrote “proud to be the pizza capital of the world.” The reactions in the Twittersphere and beyond were unsurprisingly swift and impassioned. Phil Murphy, the governor of New Jersey, immediately responded with “I’m incredibly proud to be Governor of t...

Grab those stretchy pants because after Burger Week in Owensboro, it's Stromboli Week in Evansville. $6 Strombolis from a dozen different restaurants are being offered. Check them out! Because of the recent snow and ice storm, Stromboli Week had to be rescheduled and now, it's upon us! I gained 8 lbs during Burger Week in Owensboro, but why not. Lo...

Fans of East Coast-style pizza now can get a taste of 'za from an Eastern Market favorite in Detroit's New Center.  Supino Pizzeria, known for its thin-crust pizzas, opened a second location on Woodward in New Center on Wednesday. It may look like New York-style, but owner Dave Mancini said customers told him the pizza is more New Haven-style, whic...