A city known for its thin-crust pizza could soon have its own deep-dish option as well. Chicago-based pizza chain Giordano’s is seeking approval for a 4,442-square-foot restaurant in Southport Plaza at 7120 Green Bay Road. Acclaimed by many as Chicago’s best pizza, Giordano’s is looking to expand north of the Illinois border for the first time with...

Bringing more than 30 years of experience in dentistry to the post, Dr. Michael Biasiello stepped up as a director of the Chicago Dental Society’s Northwest Side Branch effective Jan. 1. A past president of the branch, Biasiello will focus his efforts as director on increasing membership and getting young dentists involved in the Chicago Dental Soc...

The hardest part about documenting Italian National churches in America is that so many have already closed and so many are in the process of being closed. There is also the fact that it’s hard to coordinate travels with the times that the churches are opened. Taking that into account, also add that there is no single place where one can find a lis...

Oftentimes, Italian or Italian American associations at the center of a community in one of the many American cities are led by exceptional Italian American men or women who have gained over the years the experience necessary to preside over a community that recognizes itself in loving and celebrating Italy. They are sometimes white-haired leaders...

Monday, January 14, 2019 at The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square Chicago - Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Gibsons Italia Miami, FL (January 10,2019) – Enjoy European Quality (EEQ), a 3-year project cofounded by the European Community designed to increase the awareness and recognition of European quality products within the food and...

Muai Thai Champion, Mixed Martial Arts Contender, Hollywood Actress and Fitness Model. From pioneering women’s MMA to blazing a trail in movies, Gina Carano is one of Hollywood’s most unique rising stars. Carano began her training with Muay Thai to competitive MMA, where she competed in Strikeforce and EliteXC.  Her popularity led to her being call...

Three time NCAA Men’s Soccer All-Ivy League Honoree and Owner and Chairman of the New York Cosmos. Rocco Commisso is one of the most successful Italian immigrant entrepreneurs in America’s history. A member of the prestigious Forbes 400, his illustrious career in cable television spans 40 years. He is the Chairman and CEO of Mediacom Communications...

When: Tuesday, February 12th 6:00pm- Where: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, 500 N Michigan Ave Suite 1450 - What: Presented on the occasion of the 500th Anniversary of the Death of Leonardo da Vinci, The second of a series of lectures at the Italian Cultural Institute by Professor Giovanni Aloi (School of the Art Institute of Chicago) Leonar...

MLB All-Star and World Series Champion Player & Manager. In 10 seasons as the Yankees’ manager, Joe Girardi guided New York to six Postseason appearances and a World Series Championship in 2009. Girardi managed the Florida Marlins in 2006, winning the NL Manager of the Year Award in his managerial debut. Born in Peoria, Illinois, Chicagoland native...

Head Men’s Basketball Coach at St. Joseph High School – became all time win leader in Illinois during February 2017. Gene Pingatore was born and raised in Cicero, Illinois, the son of Annette and Frank Pingatore. While at St. Mel’s High School, Gene was an Honors student and three year varsity letter winner in basketball and a member of the 1954 Ci...