My parents brought me to America when I was 8 years old. Like all other Italian immigrants, they were incredibly proud to become American citizens. They learned English along with the history of this great country as they looked forward to the opportunities that lay ahead. Still, they never forgot where they came from and always made our Italian he...

The Old Neighborhood Italian American Club will host a South Side Italian American Proud and Positive Rally at 2 p.m. on Sept. 19. The club is located at 3031 S. Shields Ave., Chicago. Masks and social distancing will be required. Billed by National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame President Ron Onesti as a “celebration of our culture and a sal...

Joel Piedra spent most of his career at Sabatino’s, starting at the beloved Old Irving Park restaurant as a teenager and working his way up to become the chef for 30 years until it closed in 2018. Now, Piedra is striking out on his own. He is set to open his own restaurant, Avvio American Italian Kitchen, later this month in Irving Park alongside h...

Si chiama Anna Grassellino, ha 39 anni ed è originaria di Marsala. Sarà lei a alla guida del centro di ricerca, che avrà il compito di sviluppare un computer quantistico d’avanguardia con prestazioni mai raggiunte finora basato su tecnologie superconduttive. Grassellino è un ingegnere elettronico, laureata all’Università di Pisa nel 2005 ed oggi al...

Vitality, the first-ever online networking event designed exclusively for the Italian business community in North America, is a one-of-a-kind initiative designed to tackle the growing demand for meaningful online connectivity. We are excited to announce that our inaugural Vitality networking event, organized in collaboration with our sister chamber...

Please sign our petition to Save Chicago's Little Italy and bring back our Christopher Columbus statue to Arrigo Park. For every proud American who believes that our future belongs to those who learn from our past, we demand the return of our Christopher Columbus statue to be placed back at Arrigo Park in Chicago's Little Italy. Everything great is...

When you think of food that fills you up, comforts you, and nourishes you, what do you think of? For many people, it’s Italian food. An instantly-recognizable cuisine that comprises intriguing regional specialties and seemingly infinite permutations of tried-and-true traditional flavors, Italian food is a favorite among many who consider themselves...

One of the quintessential aspects of any Italian Enclave’s summer is the feast.  The smell of zeppole, reminiscing with old friends and the traditional Italian songs and hymns are all beloved aspects of summer and links us to our storied traditions in the Italian American community.  For many, these feasts are anticipated all year and it is hard to...

10 years ago, Oscar Farinetti brought Eataly to the United States, on August 31 he opened Eataly NYC Flatiron, what is today the flagship store in the U.S. The original idea was simple: to gather under one roof high-quality food at sustainable and reasonable prices for ALL, celebrate Italian biodiversity, and create an informal, natural, and simple...

Loyola University Chicago has named Sam Marzo, M.D., dean of its Stritch School of Medicine. “We are confident that Dr. Marzo will continue to shape and grow the Stritch School of Medicine,” says Norberto Grzywacz, Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago provost and chief academic officer. “With Jesuit values as part of his moral foundation, Dr. Marzo wil...