May has always meant Mother’s Day as well as the May Crowning of Mary, the Blessed Mother. Of course, those feelings are based in memories of how attending St. Anthony’s School shaped me into the man I am today. I am sure the same sentiment can be expressed by many of today’s men and women who had their early childhood’s formed by the Sisters of St...

Sportivo Management Group founder Anthony H. Isabelli has parlayed a deep appreciation for his Italian heritage into a new role that he hopes will allow more Italian Americans to examine their own roots. In December, he was appointed to the position of United States Foreign Committee president for the Association of Sport, Culture and Leisure (ASCI...

Dr. Anna Clara Ionta will lead participants on a journey to Italy without leaving the comfort of their own metropolitan area. Ionta sees it as "a unique opportunity to dive into the Italian language and culture." Knowledge of the Italian language at the intermediate and advanced level is needed.   Games and activities all conducted in Italia...

Si è appena concluso a Chicago l'ottavo convegno della Confederazione dei Siciliani del Nord America. Ospitati dall'ARSA (Associazione Regionale Siciliana in America) presso Casa Italia, sono intervenuti i vari rappresentanti membri dell'organizzazione, provenienti dalla California, Canada,Connecticut,Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey,...

Main Street Opera and Casa Italia proudly present......Puccini's TOSCA! Full Dinner and Opera on Friday, June 7, 2013, at the Festival Center at Casa Italia – 6:30 p.m. 3800 W. Division St., Stone Park, IL 60165   Tickets (including sit down dinner) $50 Per Person in Advance $60 per per at the door. Limited Reserved Seating   Click...

by Prof. Raffaele Di Zenzo Italy is known as a nation of poets, navigators, artists and saints. In addition to the great names of Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus, Americo Vespucci, Giovanni Caboto, Giovanni da Verrazzano, we need to add the name of Enrico Tonti, who arrived by canoe at the mouth of the Chicago River in 1678, with Jacques de La Sa...

The Italian Ancestors Project is pleased to announce that Casa Italia, the Italian Cultural Center located in Stone Park, IL, has become a project sponsor. Casa Italia is home to many Italian American organizations in the Chicago area. Its mission is to pursue common goals, preserve our past, celebrate our heritage and ensure passage of values to...

Join us on Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Casa Italia's 8th Annual Authors Event! This event will be held in the Florentine Room and Library. Authors scheduled to attend include, Carolyn Alessio, Sam Amirante, Theresa Amato, Anne Calcagno, Dominic Candeloro, Arthur Cola, Mary Lou Scalise Edwards, Ted Grippo, Laura L. Gron, Maria Ianno...

The Italian Cultural Center at Casa Italia is proud to honor local legal titan Louis C. Cairo as Man of the Year at its 45th annual dinner dance. The event will take place on April 11 at Alta Villa Banquets in Addison. Louis is a senior partner at the GWC Law Firm: Chicago's largest personal injury and workers' compensation firm. Growing up as the...

The second half of Casa Italia's summer camp will feature several cultural presentations that are free and open to the public. Main Street Opera will present "Rita" by Gaetano Donizetti at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13. In this domestic comedy, Rita, believing her tyrannical first husband, Gasparo, to be drowned at sea, marries the meek Bep...