Ihab Abouzeid arrived in Chicago in early January. And what was the city’s welcoming gift?
You don’t have to have German roots to enjoy the “oom pah” of brass bands and the headiness of Oktoberfest beers. Just bring an appetite for German dishes and be willing to try a polka or sing with the crowd.
Chicago is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the country. Large populations of first and second generation nationalities call the Windy City home and continue to celebrate many of their home country’s traditions. And while the common denominator of each celebration is the gathering of family and friends, the similarities end there. Traditional ethnic food and special ceremonies vary greatly.
A foreign language teacher at New Trier High School on the North Shore is out of the classroom and under investigation. But no one is saying why.