NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

By Janet Podolak   Loretta Paganini grew up in Bologna, considered by many to be the breadbasket of Italy. In the north of the boot-shaped country, its rolling farmland has many crops and is the home for Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Balsamic vinegar and many other products known the world over.   Paganini's mother was a longtime profes...

The Italian American Chamber of Commerce Midwest invites you to attend a Gala Dinner honoring Stefano Pessina - CEO, Walgreens Boots Alliance and Ornella Barra - President and Chief Executive of Global Wholesale and International Retail, Walgreens Boots Alliance. See the bios of Mr. Pessina and Mrs. Barra   Mond...

In north suburban Highwood, there's a new place downtown near the train station which is attracting a loyal clientele due, in part, to their commitment to making everything from scratch. It's a good thing the pasta machine works well at Ballaro, because nearly every table has a plate of one of the restaurant's three or four daily options. &nb...

The Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) is inviting a track & field team from the USA to compete in the CONI Youth Games in Italy, June 2-8, 2013. To try out, youth must be ages 11-13 and at least 1/4 Italian. 12 track & field athletes from the US will be selected to travel to Italy (all expenses paid) to compete with kids from all ov...

Giorgio Tavecchio did not play in the Green Bay Packers' disappointing exhibition opener against the Arizona Cardinals.   His parents had flown in from California to watch the free-agent kicker make his debut, as had other relatives from New Jersey. The weather was nearly perfect on the early August evening and 73,000-plus Packer fans were e...

Ohio State's Big Ten tournament existence was saved by a mop-haired Italian bench jockey whose biggest claim to campus fame before Friday was his failed write-in campaign for student-body president.   His "platform," as seen in a comical campaign video that was produced as a brainstorm by the Buckeyes student managers: more snow days. ...

Don Miller FIAT of Madison, Serving Madison, Fitchburg WI, Sun Prairie, Janesville and Milwaukee, invites you to become a FIAT Savant.   Here at Don Miller FIAT of Madison, we only speak one language: cars. Of course, we're fluent in its many dialects, including parts, service and finance.   Read more   Source: http://www....

Ciao Amici: Festeggiamo Ferragosto con un bel pot luck al parco! Join your Volare Via friends for an evening of Italian fun and food at the Boulan Park, located in Troy, at 3693 Crooks Rd, on the West side of Crooks, between Big Beaver and Wattles Roads.   We'll be gathering at the park's picnic shelter # 2, placed at the end of the parking...

Italian construction company Salini Impregilo has signed a $153 million contract to build a tunnel in Cleveland, Ohio, it said on Monday.   Salini, which is working on other four projects in the States including a metro line in San Francisco, will build the 4.5 km Dugway Storage Tunnel as part of its accord with the Northeast Ohio Regional S...

By Jessica Wohl   Mariano's has a new partnership with the Italian Trade Agency to bring products from southern Italy to its stores, a move it could replicate with other countries as the growing grocer hopes such specialty fare will help it stand out from rivals. Bob Mariano, the chairman and CEO of Roundy's who started the Mariano's chain,...

Friday, January 9 - Sunday, January 11 - 7pmLinks Hall - 3111 N Western Avenue -  Chicago, IL 60618   A Spaghetti Western Musical Saga "... because why would anyone want to ride a horse to California? Especially a woman. Especially an Italian woman who can't ride very well. Especially an Italian woman who doesn't have a gun."...

The Chicago Bears continued to rapidly assemble John Fox's coaching staff on Tuesday, reaching an agreement with Vic Fangio to be their defensive coordinator.   The team made an announcement late Tuesday. Fangio interviewed with the Bears on Saturday, and he met Sunday with the Washington Redskins for a second interview. The Redskins ended u...