The Grand Lodge of Illinois/Wisconsin, Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America Celebrating its 94th Annual Columbus Banquet on Oct. 6 at the White Eagle Banquets in Niles. Margurite Rowley, Columbus Banquet Chair, welcomes the guests and introduced the Master of Ceremony for the evening, the Honorable Anthony Calderone, Mayor of Forest Park. T...

Verdi’s monumental and altogether ravishing “Requiem” is a signature work of Maestro Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Their recording of the great operatic mass was the winner of two Grammy Awards (Best Classical Album and Best Choral Performance) in 2010. But in light of the recent horrific plague of senseless shootings...

The owners of Fabulous Freddies Italian Eatery, a Bridgeport Italian-American restaurant that’s been open since 1990 less than a mile west of Sox Park, have plans to open a sit-down restaurant. The Bertucci family is in the midst of converting its private events space above Freddies in preparation to open Tria Sorelle at 701 W. 31st Street on the s...

One of this area's most accomplished baseball players was selected to join a hall of fame. No, not that Hall of Fame, the one into which Peoria native Jim Thome was inducted earlier this year. But it's still a pretty formidable hall. Former big-league player and former and probably future big-league manager Joe Girardi, the pride of East Peoria, wa...

When: Monday, November 12, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL On the occasion of the Italian Cuisine Week in the World, November 12-18, 2018, the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago is pleased to present the following two lectures: Mediterranean Diet: a Cultural Pattern which connects Environm...

When: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL In this lecture, Dr. Daniele Macuglia will investigate the professional relationships that arose between artists and anatomists during the Italian Renaissance. Starting with an overview of the collaboration between Leonardo da Vinci...

When: Sunday, November 18, 2018 At 6:00 pm - Where: Eataly, 43 E Ohio St., Sunday, November 18, 2018, from 6:00 PM, Chicago, IL Presented on the occasion of Italian Cuisine Week in the World, University of Chicago Historian, Daniele Macuglia, will lead guests on a culinary journey to the Middle Ages. During the class, students will have the opportu...

The agnolotti ($20) on Victory Italian's menu brands itself "Bacon Fest winner" and nests inside a printed box, showing that the restaurant considers it its best foot forward. Close your eyes and imagine the taste of ricotta-filled pasta, Parmesan cheese, bacon and sage-butter sauce. That's exactly what it tastes like, and exactly what this restaur...

Dozens gathered at a Chicago Heights restaurant for fellowship and to honor family members and former neighbors who served in the U.S. military during World War II. They shared memories Tuesday night of living in Chicago’s Roseland and Pullman neighborhoods and celebrated the discovery of a relic that honored men who fought for freedom after fascis...

Fall is here, my favorite time of the year. It means brisk days on an orange, yellow and brown backdrop, butternut squash ravioli, pumpkin pie and apple cider. It also means the end of "festival season" for me. Onesti Entertainment is involved to varying degrees with many festivals, but there are three we produce from top to bottom. And by fall, we...