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Women’s History Month: Kallirhoe Parren – Among the First Greek Feminists

This week, let’s meet Kallirhoe Parren, one of the first Greek feminists, who was also the first Greek female journalist and editor.

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Remembering Dr. George Alexopoulos

Last month, we were saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. George Alexopoulos. Here, we remember fondly this pillar of the community. May his memory be eternal.

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Women’s History Month: Anna Komnene – the First Female Historian

Welcome back to our series celebrating Women’s History Month! Meet Anna Komnene – a Greek Byzantine princess AND the first female historian.

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Women’s History Month: Pioneering Greek-American Women

It’s Women’s History Month! This week, Author Elaine Cotsirilos Thomopoulos profiles several pioneering Greek-American women in Illinois. Read their stories.

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Greek-American in Greece: Meet AWOG President Stacey Papaioannou

It’s time to meet another Greek-American living in Greece. This time, we caught up with American Women’s Organization in Greece President Stacey Papaionnou.

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Greek-American in Greece: Meet Georgia Karountzou

It’s time for the next installment in our series of Q&A with Greek-Americans living in Greece. Meet Chicago native Georgia Karountzou.

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HGTV Designer Alison Victoria to Host Ascension Legacy Gala

HGTV and DIY Network Designer Alison Victoria is a proud Greek-American. Learn about her Chicago roots, hew new show, and more.

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Greek American in Greece: Meet Harry Sirounis

It’s time for the next installment in our series of Q&A with Greek-Americans living in Greece. This time, we caught up with Chicago Native Harry Sirounis.

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Decorated US Vet Peter Poulos Reflects on WWII, Pearl Harbor’s 75th

99-year old Greek Immigrant Peter Poulos leapt to action following “Day of Infamy”. These days he volunteers to help other veterans.

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Greek-American in Greece: Meet Event/Travel Professional Anna Goritsa

It’s time for the next installment in a series of Q&A with Greek-Americans living in Greece. This time, we caught up with Chicago Native Anna Goritsa.

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William Pelarenos presents the facts on ‘Legal Eagles’

Retired police officer William Pelarenos gives insight into legal issues and answers questions on his talk radio program, ‘Legal Eagles’.

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UIC Chancellor is Greek! Meet Dr. Michael Amiridis

With last year’s appointment of Chancellor Michael Amiridis, PhD, The University of Illinois at Chicago came full circle, embracing its Greek origins. Meet UIC’s Greek chancellor.

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Greek-American in Greece: Maria Louiza Lyberi

It’s time for the next installment in a series of Q&A with Greek-Americans living in Greece. This time, we caught up with Chicago area native Maria Louiza Lyberi.

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Greek American in Greece: Q&A with Attorney Effie Spilioti

The next installment in a series of Q&A with American-born Greeks living in Greece. This time, we caught up with Chicago native Effie Spilioti, an Athens attorney.

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TV & Radio Host Jane Monzures Does Everything with Love

What’s Jane Monzures up to now? The multi-talented radio and TV host, entrepreneur, and philanthropist is ever-evolving. She perseveres, always tries to make a difference, and does everything with love.

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Greek American in Greece: Q&A with Scott Stavrou

Our next installment in a series of Q&A with American-born Greeks living in Greece. This time, we caught up with Chicago area native Scott Stavrou.

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Alex Kemp: Brit in Greece

British writer Alex Kemp fell in love with a Greek woman, and the next thing he knew he was living on a Greek island. He blogs about adapting to his new and beloved country. Today, he shares one of his stories with us.

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Stathis Poulakidas, MD Awarded for Excellence in Pediatric Care

Yet another award for the highly-regarded Stathis Poulakidas, M.D., F.A.C.S., Chair of Burn and Wound Services at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital in Chicago.

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Flying High: Greek-American Pilot Nadia Kountoures

Greek-American Nadia Kountoures, one of the nation’s youngest and female pilots, channeled her passion for airplanes and flying into a career.

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Greek-American Poet Katie Aliferis: Channeling the Muse

Katie Aliferis curated a wonderful series for National Poetry Month featuring Greek-American Poets. Now it’s time to shine the light on this talented poet.

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National Poetry Month: Greek-American Poets – Georgia Bellas

April is National Poetry Month. Welcome our friend, Poet Katie Aliferis, who has curated a month of poetry, featuring Greek-American writers. In this final week, meet Georgia Bellas.

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National Poetry Month: Greek-American Poets – Alexandra Kostoulas

April is National Poetry Month. Welcome our friend, Poet Katie Aliferis, who has curated a month of poetry, featuring Greek-American writers. This week, meet Alexandra Kostoulas.

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National Poetry Month: Greek-American Poets – Apollo Papafrangou

April is National Poetry Month. Welcome our friend, Poet Katie Aliferis, who has curated a month of poetry, featuring Greek-American writers. This week, meet Apollo Papafrangou.

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National Poetry Month: Greek-American Poets – Georgia Kolias

April is National Poetry Month. Welcome our friend, Poet Katie Aliferis, who has curated a month of poetry, featuring Greek-American writers. This week, meet Georgia Kolias.

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Alexi Pappas Defends Her Title at Shamrock Shuffle

Greek-American runner and Olympic hopeful Alexi Pappas will return to Chicago this weekend to defend her title in the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle.

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Greek American in Greece: Q&A with Maria Papazekou

Our next installment in a series of Q&A with American-born Greeks living in Greece. This time, we caught up with Pennsylvania native Maria Papazekou.

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Ekaterina Botziou: Author, Blogger, Actress, Proud Greek

London Greek Ekaterina Botziou shares her love of her culture through her books, blogs, and a celebration of the trials and tribulations of Greek life.

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Greek American in Greece: Q&A with Elena Paravantes

Our next installment in a series of Q&A with American-born Greeks living in Greece.  Chicago native Elena Paravantes shares her story.

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Greek American in Greece: Q&A with Petros Skalkos

Our next installment in a series of Q&A with American-born Greeks living in Greece.  Baltimore native Petros Skalkos shares his story.

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Greek Physician Leads Lurie Cancer Center

Prominent physician, researcher and professor Dr. Leonidas C. Platanias’ leads Northwestern University’s Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Peter Karahalios is Newest Judge on Illinois Claims Court

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner appoints local attorney and active community member as the newest judge on the Illinois Court of Claims.

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Phil Bouzeos – 95 years young

The well-known and well-loved Phil Bouzeos turns 95.

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Vicky Kalogera Honored For Astrophysics Work

Astrophysicist Vicky Kalogera has been awarded 2016 Hans A. Bethe Prize from American Physical Society.

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Greek Chicago News & Notes, People & Places

A quick glance at general bits of Greek Greek Chicago news & notes — from here to the greater Midwest and beyond.  

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Chris Tomaras: A Great Hellene

This morning we’ve lost a truly great Hellene. Businessman, philanthropist, and Chairman of the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation Chris Tomaras has passed away.

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Mariyana Spyropoulos to John Marshall HOF

MWRD President Mariyana Spyropoulos has been inducted into John Marshall Law School Hall of Fame.

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Dimitri Nakassis wins MacArthur Genius Grant

Dimitri Nakassis of the University of Toronto was recently awarded a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.

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Remembering Beloved Teacher, Chanter Neokos

Ernest Neokos, 84, a retired teacher and longtime chanter at Annunciation Cathedral in Chicago, has passed away.

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A Pioneering Method in Eye Surgery

Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at NYU School of Medicine, Dr Anastasios Kanellopoulos leads a team of scientists who perform corrective eye surgery for common vision problems, such as mild myopia and astigmatism without the use of laser.

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Pamela Paziotopoulos Appointed to Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has appointed Chicago attorney Pamela Paziotopoulos to the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority.

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Maria Toliopoulos Among Real Estate Women of Influence 2015

Chicago attorney Maria Toliopoulos of RPAI, Inc. has been named among the most influential women in real estate.

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Whirlwind Year for Entrepreneur Anthony Marlowe

Sells company, buys into NASCAR, weds

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Northwestern University Professor Mercouri Kanatzidis Wins Coveted Prize

The 2015 Renewable Energy Prize of the Italian Energy Company ENI was awarded to Mercouri Kanatzidis, Professor of Chemistry at the Northwestern University in Evanston (Illinois, USA).

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