When: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Where: Italian Cultural Institute | 500 N Michigan Ave | Suite 1450 | Chicago IL A lecture by George Dodds, PhD, Alvin and Sally Beaman Professor at the University of Tennessee: “Today, more often than not, a building is an attention-seeking object that glorifies its owner and architect and...

Onalaska restaurateur Tony Angelini plans to open Mario’s Chicago Beef & Hot Dogs, specializing in Chicago-style hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches, in about three weeks at 118 S. Third St. in downtown La Crosse. The new restaurant will be named after one of his sons, Mario. Angelini also owns Angelini’s Ristorante in Onalaska and Gino’s Pizzeria...

“Nel corso di questi anni l’internazionalizzazione delle produzioni calabresi, a partire dall’agroalimentare e non solo, ha registrato un costante aumento con importanti risultati. C’è una tendenza alla crescita delle esportazioni dei nostri prodotti e alla presenza delle nostre imprese sui mercati esteri che è frutto di una serie di iniziative che...

In Chef's Choice, the Naperville Sun asks local chefs to share their culinary background and experiences and talk about a featured dish found on their menu. This week, we speak with Alberto Torres, 39, assistant chef at Braconi’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria in Naperville. He first started cooking 20 years ago as a teenager in Naperville at La S...

When: Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Where: Italian Cultural Institute | 500 N Michigan Ave | Suite 1450 | Chicago IL Just as he's starting to settle into his new job, Montalbano is surprised, and somewhat irked, by the unexpected arrival of the new deputy inspector Mimì Augello. The two soon find that their personalities are as...

“Money makes the world go ’round,” or so they say. But in the world I live in, volunteerism is every bit as precious as cold, hard cash. At Fra Noi, we have Dan Serafini, a retired financial systems programmer who emailed me out of the blue one day with an offer of help. He came along just as Mary DeSanto was stepping down as our longtime mailing m...

Robert V. Allegrini wanted his marriage proposal to be especially romantic. So he turned to John Bucci, a largely self-taught artist, designer and engineer, to help make that happen. Mr. Bucci had won renown throughout the United States for his traveling replicas of Italy’s famed Trevi Fountain. The scale works ranged from 20 feet to 50 feet wide a...

He's one of the most successful entrepreneurs to ever emerge from the suburbs, but Mario Tricoci says his passion for his business was born not of a desire for money but to make people happy. The Italian-born hairdresser told members of the Schaumburg Business Association Tuesday morning how a life-changing visit to relatives in Chicago in 1958 led...

As a Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape instructor, Ron Centanni trained everyone from foot soldiers headed for Vietnam to astronauts headed for space. The oldest of two sons, Ron Centanni was born in Chicago to Paul and Ida (DeMuro). The family lived on the 3400 block of Flournoy Street in a two-flat owned by Centanni’s paternal grandparents...

A highly successful return to professional ice skating after a 16-year hiatus is not something Deanna Stellato ever envisioned. “It’s definitely not something I thought I would do,” says Stellato, 35, who with her skating partner Nathan Bartholomay earned a U.S. bronze medal last year. Stellato, a native of Illinois, competed as a junior until the...