NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

Il 26 settembre il presidente del consiglio Matteo Renzi andrà a Detroit per visitare gli stabilimenti Fiat-Chrysler.   Lo ha annunciato lo stesso premier alla presenza del presidente Fiat John Elkann e dell'amministratore delegato Sergio Marchionne giunti in mattinata nella sede del governo per la presentazione a Palazzo Chigi della nuova J...

Lavazza, the Italian coffee company founded in 1895, is selling or closing its Chicago coffee shops, according to people familiar with the matter.   The location in the Chicago French Market inside the Ogilvie Transportation Center closed last month, according to Marian Jarocki, a leasing agent at U.S. Equities Realty, which co-developed the...

We are Pursuing Our Italian Names Together, Chapter 22. We are also known as and the Italian Family History Club at the Italian Community Center and Milwaukee County Genealogical Society's Italian Area Interest Group. Our next meeting will be April 25, 2015, at the Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, starting...

The University of Illinois at Chicago in collaboration with Italidea-Midwest present: The Art and Science of Teaching Italian Art and Science. Presenter: Professor Diane Musumeci When: Friday, September 25, 3.30 PM,Where: Daley Library, I-470, University of Illinois at Chicago   The optimal condition for learning a second lan...

One of Cleveland's most historic radio stations has been broadcasting an entirely new message for the last six months. AM 1260, which in its heyday in the 1960's and 70's was known as the Rock and Roll station WIXY 1260, has become "The Rock," Cleveland's Catholic Radio station.   AM 1260 The Rock went on the air in early May, when a group o...

The Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market Expo will be held December 9-11 at the DeVos Place exhibition center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Last year's show registered 4,200 people from 42 states and eight Canadian provinces, and 425 companies exhibited in the trade show.   The educational program this year will feature several out-of-s...

Gina D'Ercoli is enjoying getting in touch with her Italian heritage. The Barrington resident plays Peppina in Shattered Globe Theatre's "The Rose Tattoo."   "I am a neighbor of the lead, Serafina," D'Ercoli said. "We are Sicilian immigrants in a town in Louisiana. It's an Italian-American community. We're there to support the lead and hinde...

The owners behind Holy Grail Tavern and Grille are bringing an Italian restaurant to The Banks, representatives announced on Thursday.   'Santo Graal' will open this March on the northern side of Freedom Way, right next door to Holy Grail. It will occupy the former space of Mahogany's Restaurant.   Read more   Source: http...

Rita is the creator of the new culinary discipline VisualFood®, which unities aesthetics and function by transforming food into little works of art without altering the essence, function, or value of the food itself. It has become a huge success in Italy with an evergrowing number of fans. Like in design, the object is not stripped of its...

A taste of cooking from the four Italian grandmothers you never had is headed to River North in early summer. Piccolo Sogno Due (340 N. Clark St., River North), sibling restaurant to Piccolo Sogno, will close at the end of April to reconcept into the more casual Nonnina.   "Nonnina is influenced by our grandmothers—all four of them," says ch...

Arturo Aucaquizphi has spent his last 20 or years as executive chef at Chicago steakhouse stalwart Gene & Georgetti. The Ecuadorian native is now heading out on his own, taking over another Chicago classic, the Mirabell. In about three weeks, he said he's opening Mirabella Italian Cuisine inside the space at 3454 W. Addison St.   He'll f...

The Director of the Italian Cultural Institute   Silvio Marchetti   is pleased to invite you to   "A Best Seller Ahead of Its Time: The Decamerone by Messer Giovanni Boccaccio"   A Lecture by Carlo Pulsoni