When: Wednesday, May 29 at 7:00pm - Where: Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Avenue, Chicago Filmmaker Matteo Troncone will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening. Writer, director, cinematographer, editor, and star Matteo Troncone begins this fascinating and philosophical first-person travelogue with no job, no relationship, and no h...

Lou Cardone, former owner of the Onion Roll (1984-2014), died peacefully at home on May 3, 2019 with his wife Judy by his side. One of nine siblings, Luigi "Lou" or "Louie" Cardone, emigrated to Chicago from Ceglie del Campo, Italy in 1955 with his family. After settling on Taylor Street in Little Italy, the Cardone family made their way to Galewoo...

The Italian Trade Agency of Chicago is seeking to fill a full time Accounting, Human Resources and Administration Head position. Job description: Coordinating with the junior accountant and supervising her work; Budgeting, accounting and bookkeeping of the office; Payments to vendors; Budget monitoring for multiple promotional activities; Entering...

There was a final goodbye Wednesday for the man known as the "voice of Chicago's Italian-American Community," Dominic DiFrisco. Family and friends, and those who admired him, packed the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii in the city's Little Italy neighborhood. With Frank Sinatra music playing, hundreds of Chicago's movers and shakers gathered for the c...

Monday, May 20, 2019 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450 Entrance: Free. The second edition of a special event dedicated to Italian film industry professionals, highlighting their talent around the world. As part of the intiative, over 100 Italian cinema ambassadors will travel the globe to talk about...

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450, Chicago (IL). "Rite of Tomorrow," a performance featuring Natalja Aicardi, Daniel Johanson, Roberta Terche Nocentini. In remembrance of the devastating earthquake that struck near the city of L'Aquila in 2009, affecting more than 45 towns, kil...

Herrin Festa Italiana kicks off in just one month, and Tuesday organizers held a lunch to get preparations underway.  Up to 400 people were expected at the Herrin Festa lunch-in at the Herrin Civic Center downtown. Attendees included Herrin's chamber of commerce, local government members, sponsors, civic center workers and Festa volunteers.  The ev...

Dominic DiFrisco, the man known as the "voice of Chicago's Italian-American Community," died Saturday morning due to complications from lymphoma. He was 85. For decades, he steered the ABC7 broadcast booth during the annual Columbus Day Parade, providing color commentary with his encyclopedic knowledge of Chicago-Italian history and achievements. ...

The Italian Trade Agency announces the launch of a series of educational courses for trade members. A world-class, intensive, immersion three-day course will be offered to professionals already in the industry (sommeliers, wine retailers, brand managers, and more) and will take place across the country in 10 major cities. The dates are as follows:...

Matteo Garrone’s “Dogman” opened at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival where the lead actor, Marcello Fonte took home the top acting prize. Since then, it’s won numerous awards including the Italian Oscar Best Supporting Actor. The film follows Marcello (Marcello Fonte), an animal lover who runs a neighborhood dog grooming business. He adores his pre-te...