Addison festival pays tribute to actor Dennis Farina

Aug 19, 2013 1226

By James Fuller

In person, Dennis Farina was the same as he appeared on TV and in movies: a "neighborhood guy" who embodied both Chicago and Italian, according to a local entrepreneur who knew him and now intends to honor him with a six-figure tribute.

Ron Onesti said he was crushed when he learned of Farina's recent death from a blood clot in his lung. But with his 8th annual Little Italy Fest-West coming up in Addison, Onesti also knew he had the perfect platform to send Farina off with a bang, literally.

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