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The Story of the First Greek-American from Chicago Killed in World War II

Leo Loumbas was the first Greek-American killed in World War II (WWII) from the city of Chicago. His death is memorialized, especially by the Greek-American community, in his home city of Chicago, where services have been held in his honor...

Chicago Greektown: The Heart of Hellenism in The Windy City

Chicago's Greektown, the dining and nightlife district on the city's Near West Side, is the undisputed cultural hub for the third-largest population of Greeks living in the USA. Greektown's bars and restaurants, serving some of the best Greek food in...

The Greek Shepherd Who Became Chicago’s Greatest Marketing Genius

A Greek-American tavern owner may have well been the marketing genius to top them all. William "Billy Goat" Sianis rose from being a penniless shepherd in the hills around Tripoli to become the owner of a legendary tavern and...

National Hellenic Museum Reopens with Exhibition by Prince Nikolaos

The National Hellenic Museum in Chicago, Illinois will reopen this fall on September 26th with a special photography exhibition titled "Resilience" by Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark. The museum, the second oldest institution in America centered on Greek and...

“Taste of Greektown” Festival Returns to Chicago for Summer 2021

The "Taste of Greektown" festival held annually in Chicago will bring fun, food, and drink with a Greek twist to the major US city in 2021. 

The History of Greektown in Chicago from the 1840s to Now

Greektown in Chicago came about after Greek ship captains arrived in the city in the 1840s from New Orleans by way of the Mississippi River.

The Greek-American Immigrant who Created the Legendary Dove Bar Ice Cream

Dove Bar ice cream was created by Greek immigrant Leo Stefanos in Chicago, in 1956 bringing sweetness to the Windy City’s South Side.

Ernest Hemingway Witnessed the Greek Genocide

Ernest Hemingway  witnessed at first hand as a journalist the displacement of the Greeks from their ancestral homelands of Asia Minor.

Booming Calamos Investments Expands Chicago Presence

Calamos Investments’ Chicago expansion offers employees and clients a safe and affluent work environment beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. 

US-Based Greek Starts Campaign to Protect Natura 2000 in Greece

A young student from Greece, based in Chicago, has kicked-off a digital campaign to save the Natura 2000 areas of her homeland.