The Italian American Executives of Transportation will honor Dominic Romanazzi and Wayne Bubak on Nov. 18 at Alta Villa Banquets in Addison. (708-212-1051) Dominic Romanazzi — Man of the Year A devoted family man and fierce advocate for workers’ rights, Dominic Romanazzi is a most deserving recipient of the Italian American Executives of Transporta...

Monteverdi madness has begun. The Harris Theater opened its season Thursday night with the Italian composer’s L’Orfeo—the first of three operas by Claudio Monteverdi to be performed through Sunday by the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists led by conductor John Eliot Gardiner Gardiner and colleagues have been taking their “Monteverdi 450”...

La XVII edizione della Settimana della Lingua italiana nel Mondo, che quest’anno si terrà dal 16 al 21 ottobre, è una manifestazione che promuove la lingua italiana non solo come strumento di promozione del nostro eccezionale patrimonio culturale ma anche quale straordinario veicolo di comunicazione nel mondo dell’economia e dell’impresa, della sci...

To mark Columbus Day, the Italian American community gathers in many cities around the US to celebrate its achievements and its contribution to this great country in all sectors — be it political, economic, cultural, scientific and beyond. President Donald Trump’s first Columbus Day proclamation highlighted the strong bonds of friendship between It...

The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce inductees and honorees for the 40th Annual Induction & Awards Gala to take place at a dinner on Saturday, November 18th, at the Westin Chicago River North. Last year’s Sportsman of the Year award recipient, Eddie Greco of Greco and Sons, will chair the dinner. The program will b...

If you're looking to attend one of the zaniest weddings around, head to  Vinny Black’s Coliseum at Chicago Theater Works. “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding” has been celebrated at that location for the past year with jubilant wedding guests joining in the fun. The interactive production recently celebrated it's one year anniversary in the Windy City. The sho...

The United States is often called a melting pot and Giovanni Greco of Italy can attest to that. “It’s very strange or surprising how, in the U.S., you see people coming from different countries,” he said Wednesday. “On the one hand, you see them keeping their ethnic identity. On the other, they are together.” Greco, the mayor of Castrolibero, Italy...

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse in Chicago has been known for its quality USDA prime beef and the perfection of its ice-cold martinis since it opened its doors on Rush Street in 1989. Gibsons Restaurant Group, which has nine concepts (Lux Bar, Quartino, Hugo's Frog Bar) in 14 different locations, is the only restaurant group in the country to have its own...

When: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm - Where: Istituto Italiano di Cultura Chicago Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels, published in English between 2011 and 2015, tell the story, in sometimes excruciating psychological detail, of the sixty-year friendship between two women from a crumbling, violent neighborhood on the outskirts...

Antonio M. Romanucci and Frank A. Sommario are among several attorneys at Romanucci & Blandin to be hailed recently by their peers. Nine attorneys total from the firm have been named by Leading Lawyers magazine and www.leadinglawyers.com as among the top in their fields of plaintiff’s personal injury and workers’ compensation. Leading Lawyers Magaz...