NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

On Friday, June 14th, the Italian car designer Leonardo Fioravanti was presented a Lifetime Design Achievement Award at the EyesOnDesign Car Show event. Fioravanti designed numerous Ferrari’s most iconic models, including the famous Ferrari Daytona, Dino and Berlinetta. Fioravanti, the 7th Italian to receive this remarkable award, was recognized fo...

The Gene Siskel Film Center will screen the world premier of “Shelf Life: The Story of Lanzi Candy,” a documentary by Michael Lahey on July 12, 13 and 17. For decades, Chicago was renowned as “Candy Capital of the World,” home to the giants Brach, Mars, Ferrara, and Wrigley, and scores of mid-sized and small family-owned companies. Those glory days...

Ohio GOP Gov. Mike DeWine announced Tuesday that an Italian company called Modula that makes automated storage and retrieval systems will invest $26.5 million in a Franklin, Ohio manufacturing and logistics hub. DeWine made the announcement with U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Jobs Ohio President and Chief Investment Officer J. P. Nauseef and...

Three area residents were recently honored with Leonardo da Vinci awards, an annual recognition given to Italian-Americans of achievement. Honored were Kankakee cardiologist Dr. Mario Massullo; Bert Jacobson, who as been president for six years of the Americo Vespucci Lodge of the Sons of Italy in Kankakee County; and Marie Marsalli, president of t...

It's time to treat your sense at this year's Italian Street Festival! Things are underway with live music and fun. Ten thousand homemade meatballs and 400 bags of cream to fill cannolis made by Italians are needed for the festival. What's their most significant piece of advice when making authentic Italian food? "Garlic, everything has garlic, and...

Cornersburg Italian Specialties store has been a staple business on the westside of Youngstown for decades. And although ownership has changed over 40 years of business, the products that its customers have grown to love and expect have remained the same. Tony Tringhese – who owns the store alongside his wife, Patti, and daughter, Katie Salupo – sa...

More than a century ago, Massillon Mayor Kathy Catazaro-Perry's great-grandparents took a chance. Separately, they boarded a ship in Naples, Italy, and sailed thousands of miles to a land of great opportunity. They were willing to risk it all to provide a better life for their family. They built a life that was based on love, family, hard work and...

Inizia oggi, giovedì 14 giugno, alla Cittadella Regionale, la due giorni di incontri B2B fra operatori statunitensi dell'area di Chicago e operatori calabresi dei settori turistico e agroalimentare. L'iniziativa si colloca all'interno delle azioni messe in campo dalla Regione Calabria, Settore Internazionalizzazione del Dipartimento Presidenza, al...

Judge Frank Fregiato has been named the key note speaker for the state wide Sons of Italy Ohio Convention to be held June 22 in Columbus. In addition to the attendance by the local Sons of Italy President and the State of Ohio President, the National President, out of Washington, D.C., and the California First Vice President will also be present fo...

A new Wicker Park restaurant that celebrates Italy’s handmade pasta tradition is slated to open this summer with a local industry veteran at the helm. Tortello, a pastificio (pasta shop) and cafe at 1746 W. Division Street, is the creation of native Italian Dario Monni and his wife, Jill Gray. The pair have officially brought Duncan Biddulph (Lula...

Neil Pellicci, who spent 28 years as a top administrator at Komarek School in North Riverside until retiring four years ago, died unexpectedly but peacefully on June 5, 2019. He was 64 years old. In all, Pellicci's career in education spanned 38 years after graduating with a degree in elementary education from Illinois State University. He briefly...

Over the past five years, Matteo Bocchi has lived in Italy, Odessa and Austin. One day, could Chicago be the next place he calls home? The Texas baseball team announced on Tuesday that Bocchi has signed with the Chicago Cubs as a free agent. A right-handed pitcher, Bocchi was not selected in this month’s MLB Draft. This past week, Chicago used a 14...