Greek American Paul Vallas Advances to Runoff for Mayor of Chicago
Greek American Paul Vallas will fight it out with Brandon Johnson to become the next mayor of Chicago after Lori Lightfoot lost her bid for a second term on Tuesday. With an estimated 94 percent of ballots counted as of...
Greek American Paul Vallas Runs Again for Mayor of Chicago
Greek-American Paul Vallas, the former CEO of the Chicago public school system, is among the top candidates for mayor of the Windy City. The 2023 Chicago municipal elections will be held on Feb. 28. In 2019, Vallas ran unsuccessfully for mayor...
Ancient Greek Coins Seized in Chicago to be Repatriated to Greece
Twenty-one ancient Greek coins were discovered and apprehended by Customs and Border Control agents at the O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. On December 21, the ancient coins were passed on to the Greek Consul General in Chicago, Emmanuel Koubarakis, during...
HOPE: A Greek-American Program Helping People in Need
Project HOPE (Humanitarian Outreach and Philanthropic Engagement) is a program launched by Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago with the goal of feeding the city's most vulnerable residents. The aim is to reach out to Chicago's greater community. Project HOPE...
National Hellenic Museum Gala a Great Success
The much-anticipated gala to mark the grand reopening of the National Hellenic Museum (NHM) in Chicago was a great success on Saturday.
National Hellenic Museum Adds Two Exhibitions to Its Grand Reopening
The National Hellenic Museum (NHM) in Chicago’s Greektown neighborhood announced it has added two more exhibitions to mark its grand reopening this September. These exhibitions join the previously announced world premiere photography exhibition Resilience by Prince Nikolaos. In Gather Together: Chicago...
Gyro Eating Contest Returns at Chicago’s Greektown Festival
The popular Gyro Eating Contest returns to Chicago on the third and final day of Taste of Greektown festival, Sunday 28 August at 6 p.m.
Chicago’s National Hellenic Museum Holds Annual Gala
The National Hellenic Museum (NHM) in Chicago will hold its much-anticipated gala on Saturday, September 10th at the Hilton Chicago. Organizers promise an evening of fine dining, music, dancing, and a spectacular auction to benefit The National Hellenic Museum. Greek...
Six Killed in Shooting in Highland Park at July 4th Parade
A total of six people were killed and sixteen injured at a shooting at a July 4th parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, Illinois on Monday. The affluent suburb, which is around 25 miles north of Chicago, has...
The Greek 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.