The Fall Festival will be held on October 5th from 1 to 10 p.m. and on October 6 from 12 to 6 p.m. at the Casa Italia Festival Center. The event will feature wine making presentations, Sunday Outdoor Mass, cultural events, ricotta making presentation, children's activities, museum tours, sports demonstrations, carnival rides, haunted attraction, fa...

Wednesday September 16 - 6 /7,30 PM - Roosevelt Branch Library - 1101 W Taylor St, Chicago 60607"The Enduring Legacy of Florence Scala"   Casa Italia presents an evening of recollection and storytelling in honor of a Chicago and Little Italy icon, Florence Scala, celebrating the 97th anniversary of her birth.Presenters include Kath...

by Cara Cipolla Kretz Bravo to Salvatore Sciacca, Executive Director and Founder the Chicago Italian American Professionals (CIAP) for holding a first-of-its-kind and delicious event to celebrate the Sicilian Fig Cookie called cuccidati. The First Annual La Festa dei Cuccidati was the idea of Michael A. Benedetto, a Dupage County attorney, created...

You're Invited to Casa Italia's Annual Golf Outing! The Italian Open and Invitational Hosted by Casa Italia Home of the Italian Cultural Center will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at the Klein Creek Golf Course, The Royal Country Clubs. The Royal Country Clubs is located at 1N333 Pleasant Hill Road, Winfield, IL 60190 (by Carol Stream on North...

After an August hiatus, Casa Italia's film series will pick up where it left off, showcasing an Italian entry followed by a feature-length film by a local director. "La nostra terra" (Our Land) will be screened on Friday, Sept. 16. Directed by Giulio Manfredonia, this off-beat 2014 comedy follows the unlikely life journey of Filippo, a neuroti...

The Genealogy Department will be starting a Writing Practice Group in September! Join us for a lunchtime writing group where we will practice writing. New prompts will be given each month.   Please bring a lunch and notebook. Prompts will be provided. We will meet the 2nd Monday of each month from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Florentine Room of...

Casa Italia will be honoring Dominic Sergi, CEO of Rex Electric & Technologies, LLC, as this year's honoree at the Annual Gala Dinner Dance. The Dinner Dance will be held Saturday February 15, 2014 at Alta Villa Banquets
 located at 430 N. Addison Rd. ~ Addison.   TICKET PRICE - $85 ea. - 5:30 p.m. cocktails and spectacular appetize...

Casa Italia has launched a fundraising paver project that promises to place it on a secure financial footing for years to come. The pavers will line the walkway between the Italian Cultural Center and Nonna Graziella in a pair of two-foot-wide paths that will eventually be lined with landscaping and benches. With plenty of parking on the eith...

Casa Italia's Person of the Year Gala brought together hundreds of well-wishers from the legal, labor and Italian-American communities to raise crucial funds for the Casa and pay tribute to attorney Louis C. Cairo.   Casa Chairman Dan Corrado, Dinner Dance Chairman Giuseppe Zerillo and longtime friend Mario Manfredini set the stage for Cairo...

by Lou Carlozo   Casa Italia will honor Stefani Restaurant Group Vice President Claudio Ulivieri as Person of the Year at its 2016 Gala on Feb. 20 at Alta Villa Banquets. When he started as a kitchen worker at Stefani's on Fullerton Avenue, Claudio Ulivieri gave it one week to see how things would work out.   After all, he'd just...