Older Greek Fined for Picking Dandelions

Elderly Greek on Social Security Busted for Picking ‘Horta’

John Taris, a 75-year-old retiree was handed a $75 fine for picking dandelions (horta in Greek). Taris, a Greek-American who lives in the Chicago area...

Writer, Actor, Producer Robert Krantz Coming to Chicago

Writer, actor, producer - and businessman - Robert Krantz, will be coming to Chicago on September 18 for a reading and signing of his...

Mystery Handwriting in 500-Year-Old ‘Odyssey’ Copy Deciphered

The University of Chicago Library has finally managed to solve a mystery surrounding some unrecognizable handwriting found in a copy of Homer’s ancient Greek epic...

‘When the Greeks Ruled Egypt’ Exhibition in Chicago

When Alexander the Great conquered Ancient Egypt he became yet another in the long line of Greeks who were stunned by the country and...

Rocking out Greek style with Bobby and Dino Kourelis of Lovehammers

I’ve wanted to write an article spreading the “Love” for a while. After seeing the band, Lovehammers, rock a sold-out show at the House of Blues in Chicago, I felt it was time. There are many things to love about the band. First and foremost, half the band is Greek. Brothers Bobby (drums) and Dino Kourelis (bass) form the tough as nails rhythm section

Mariyana Spyropoulos Ιn Battle for Illinois Water Resources Protection

Chicago Sun Times daily featured a long report on Greek-American attorney and current Commissioner at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, Mariyana...

Christina Loukas Makes U.S. Olympic Team for the 2nd time

Christina Loukas finished second on the 3-meter springboard diving trials to grab a spot on her second straight Olympic team. The Greek community of Illinois...

New “Greektown North” Draws Families and Shops to the Chicago Suburbs

  The Greek Star recently published a special, in-depth report on the growing Greek community in the Northern Suburbs of Chicago.   By WWII and thereafter, as...

US’ Oldest Continuously Published Greek Newspaper Gets a Makeover

Founded in 1904, Chicago’s The Greek Star, the oldest continuously published Greek newspaper in the US re-launched yesterday, revealing a new design, format and logo,...

Harry Mark Petrakis to Receive 2013 FilmHellene Award

FilmHellenes, the 2011-launched not-for-profit organization dedicated to identifying, promoting and celebrating Hellenic Storytelling, announced that their annual FilmHellene Honorary Award will be presented to...

Chicago Protest Against Greek Fascist Party Golden Dawn

More than 60 people gathered at the Greek Consulate here, Jan. 19, in protest of the Greek anti-immigrant group, Golden Dawn. Golden Dawn has been...

“The Greek Monsters” are coming to the National Hellenic Museum

The National Hellenic Museum (NHM) is launching a new exhibition titled “The Greek Monsters” on September 26, 2014. Designed by Greek-based artists, Beetroot, the oversized,...

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