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The Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) is inviting a track & field team from the USA to compete in the CONI Youth Games in Italy, June 2-8, 2013. To try out, youth must be ages 11-13 and at least 1/4 Italian. 12 track & field athletes from the US will be selected to travel to Italy (all expenses paid) to compete with kids from all ov...

Ohio State's Big Ten tournament existence was saved by a mop-haired Italian bench jockey whose biggest claim to campus fame before Friday was his failed write-in campaign for student-body president.   His "platform," as seen in a comical campaign video that was produced as a brainstorm by the Buckeyes student managers: more snow days. ...

Ciao Amici: Festeggiamo Ferragosto con un bel pot luck al parco! Join your Volare Via friends for an evening of Italian fun and food at the Boulan Park, located in Troy, at 3693 Crooks Rd, on the West side of Crooks, between Big Beaver and Wattles Roads.   We'll be gathering at the park's picnic shelter # 2, placed at the end of the parking...

Friday, January 9 - Sunday, January 11 - 7pmLinks Hall - 3111 N Western Avenue -  Chicago, IL 60618   A Spaghetti Western Musical Saga "... because why would anyone want to ride a horse to California? Especially a woman. Especially an Italian woman who can't ride very well. Especially an Italian woman who doesn't have a gun."...

The Chicago Bears continued to rapidly assemble John Fox's coaching staff on Tuesday, reaching an agreement with Vic Fangio to be their defensive coordinator.   The team made an announcement late Tuesday. Fangio interviewed with the Bears on Saturday, and he met Sunday with the Washington Redskins for a second interview. The Redskins ended u...

By Nancy Bishop   Lovers of Italian film and perhaps, all things Italian, have a feast in store this month at the Gene Siskel Film Center in its Cinema all'italiana. The series of post-neorealist Italian films runs through Sept. 30, featuring 11 films produced in the 1960s and later. Many of them are in new digital restorations.   San...

Date: Sunday, May 17, 2015 Hours: 3:00 p.m. Site: St. Tarcissus Catholic Parish - 6040 W Ardmore - Chicago   The Marion Consort will present rare sacred vocal music from Renaissance Florence. This concert will feature composers who where born in Florence, worked in Florence, or were connected with the Medici Family, such as Josquin Des...

It only took seconds before two people at Table #15 said, "How's your son, Giordano, who we met in Oak Park's Ciceroni." Ciceroni is an Italian language support group that used to meet at Mancini's Restaurant on Lake Street. Now it meets at Casa Italia cultural center in Stone Park.   Vincenzo DiVito, a jovial gentleman who hails from the Ba...

Tuesday, February 2nd at 6pm - Italian Cultural Institute in Chicago - Join film director Fred Kudjo Kuwornu as he presents his latest documentary. Question and answers will follow.BlaxploItalian is a documentary that uncovers the careers of a population of entertainers seldom heard from before: Black actors in Italian cinema. BlaxploItal...

by Carmelo Desmone Not far from the chaos of downtown Chicago in the neighborhood known as "Little Italy" along a tree lined street is the Italian American Sports Hall of Fame located at 1421 South Taylor Avenue. I had the opportunity to tour the Hall and spoke with the founder, George Randazzo.   Mr. Randazzo told me how he was trying to s...

On Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, The Italian American Human Relations Foundation of Chicago will recognize and honor former assistant coach to the NBA championship basketball teams, Johnny Bach.   Mr. Bach has distinguished himself in the fields of sport and education and also with an outstanding military record. The event will...

On Saturday, July 26, the Solon Italian Club will once again participate in the Solon Home Days parade, which will be held at a different time than previous celebrations, when the parade took place on Sunday afternoon.   Club members and their families are invited to join in on the float in this year's parade, and should be prepared to assem...