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The Greek Shepherd Who Became Chicago’s Greatest Marketing Genius

Marketing genius can take many forms -- from the "Music Man" salesmen of the early 1900s, selling band instruments to poor townspeople -- to the person who started the "Bernie with Mittens" phenomenon, prompting the veteran Vermont senator to...

Thousands of Greek-Americans Seek Greek Citizenship During Pandemic

Greek-Americans are flocking to consulates in the United States and applying for Greek citizenship -- even during the pandemic -- in hopes that they can more easily travel there in the future. The understandable emotional upset this past year over...

Greek Independence Memorial to be Placed in Chicago Park

A Greek Independence memorial will soon be added to a park in Aurora, Illinois after city officials gave the green light for the American Philhellene Society (APS) to place it there during the bicentennial year of the Greek War...

Greek-American Financier to Run for Illinois Secretary of State

Greek-American Alexi Giannoulias, a Democratic former state treasurer for Illinois and a onetime nominee for US Senator for that state, has reportedly stated that he may run for the Illinois Secretary of State position in 2022. According to a reporter...

Hellenic Foundation of Chicago Hosts Virtual Annual Award Ceremony

The Hellenic Foundation, one of the most prominent Greek-American charitable entities, will hold its annual award banquet online this year due to coronavirus restrictions. But the gala celebration, slated for the evening of Tuesday, December 15, can be enjoyed...

HOPE: A New Orthodox Initiative Helping Those in Need in the Midwest

A new philanthropic effort called the Humanitarian Outreach for Philanthropic Engagement, project HOPE has recently been launched for those in the Midwest who find themselves in need during these difficult days of the pandemic. In an effort to reach those...

Frank Kamberos: The Greek Philanthropist Who Helped Preserve Chicago’s History

The Greek American community of Chicago is mourning the passing of Frank S. Kamberos, a leader of the community who died last week. He was 98. Kamberos, a native of Chicago, was a man of great generosity, and a businessman...