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The Chicago Catholic has been reporting a lot lately that the Chicago Archdiocese is going through many changes, and we know that it will continue to do so for the foreseeable future due to the ever-changing demographics of Chicago and its suburbs. Parishes are being closed or consolidated a couple of times a year, sparking valiant rescue efforts b...

Broadway’s new hit musical “A Bronx Tale” hit the Fisher Theater in Detroit.  It will play from January 21 through February 2, 2020. This one-man show tells the story of a young Cologero (Trey Murphy) growing up as a teenager on the streets of the Bronx in the 1960’s.  The musical begins on the corner of 187th Street and Belmont Avenue where the do...

Stan Kuczynski has been elected president of the Chicago West Suburban Chapter of UNICO National. Kuczynski was inducted into the organization in 2014, and served as recording secretary and chairman of the Scholarship, Fundraising and Bylaws committees before ascending to the presidency. “To be president of this 61-year-old organization comes with...

Mario Salerno has been elected president of the Calabresi in America Organization. A member for eight years, Salerno served as an advisor for two years and worked his way up through the vice presidential ranks before being elected president. “Being involved has given me the opportunity to share my Calabrese background with others and celebrate it a...

Paul Loparco has been elected president of the Illinois-Wisconsin Grand Lodge, Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America. A member of OSDIA since 1999, Loparco served as trustee, vice president and president of Leone D’Oro Lodge #2700 before ascending to the state presidency. “It’s a big step for me and I still have a lot to learn, but I’m certa...

Colonel Renato Bacci, U.S. Army (Retired), was awarded the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service in a ceremony at the Pentagon Office Complex in Washington D.C. on Nov. 15. He was recognized for his service as state chair of the Illinois Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve from October 2013 to S...

Museum President Paul Basile couldn’t believe his ears. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame Executive Board Member and Legal Counsel Enrico Mirabelli was calling to inform him that the sports hall would be donating $5,000 to the museum! The remarkably generous bequest was given in memory of founder George Randazzo’s military service. Paul...

The October evening concludes with a loud, festive, Motown-themed reception on the riverfront, the first event at the new Robert C. Valade Park. And Adrian Tonon, true to his reputation, seems to be everywhere at once: a firm handshake here, an arm around the shoulder there, an intimate conversation, a whispered aside. When someone mentions the soi...

È con grande entusiasmo che inizio il mio mandato come direttore dell'Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Chicago”. Così scrive Luca Di Vito che, attraverso la prima newsletter del 2020 dell’IIC di Chicago si presenta a connazionali e utenti dell’Istituto, dicendosi “onorato” di poter coordinare la promozione culturale nel Midwest, “collaborando con al...

Casa Italia will honor tireless community leader Jo Ann Serpico as Woman of the Year at its Golden Anniversary Gala on Feb. 8 at Belvedere Banquets in Elk Grove Village. “Jo Ann has been a pillar of the community for decades,” says Casa Chairman Peter Volpe. “We’re so lucky to have her as a board member, and we’re so honored that she has agreed to...

In 2015, The Enquirer wrote a story highlighting the fact that a statue in Eden Park was actually a gift to Cincinnati from Benito Mussolini. Yes, the Italian dictator. That story was posted to Cincinnati.com nearly five years ago and when it was tweeted out by a local reporter Monday, Cincinnati City Councilman Chris Seelbach responded with a twee...

Arte Povera is one of the most influential, and yet “under the radar”, art movements to come out of Italy during the last century. Since its appearance in the late 1960s, the work of Giuseppe Penone, Marisa Merz, and Jannis Kounellis, among others, have strongly influenced the international contemporary art scene, revolutionizing the ways artists t...