Among the many fields that have seen the Italians emigrated in America and their following generations show talent, determination and success in their new country, the defense of the United States is particularly important. Italy has provided several heroes to the US Army, the Marines and the other branches of the United States Armed Forces.   In...

by Penny Pollack and Graham Meyer   After a few months of delays, ownership now plans to open the book on La Storia (1154 N. Dearborn St., no phone yet), Ideology Entertainment's upcoming Italian restaurant, in mid-April.   The address may say 1154, but the restaurant also occupies the first floor of 1156. Customers enter at 1154 into...

The IIAC offers a Virtual Office Service and a Daily Office Space available in our downtown Chicago office. These services are designed to meet the needs of small to medium sized companies. Wheter you are just launching your presence in the Chicago area, or you just need a professional meeting location, the IACC-Chicago offers the right option for...

As we continue to promote Mondomusica New York 2014 around the globe, we are planning a special presentation of the Mondomusica New York program in Chicago and Los Angeles. These events will ensure that we are attracting the largest number of violin makers, dealers, musicians, music teachers, students and instrument collectors from around the count...

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...

Eataly Chicago will open Il Tartufo, an Eataly pop-up truffle restaurant in collaboration with Urbani, Italy's leading truffle purveyor, on Friday, November 6. "While truffles are traditionally viewed as a luxury item, at Eataly, we feel that truffles are something to be enjoyed by everyone," says restaurant general manager Malory Scordato. &...

Sunday, December 13, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM (CST) - Monsignor Thiele Parish Center - 1510 N Claremont Street Chicago, Illinois 60622 Join the Scuola Italiana Enrico Fermi SIEF as we kick off the Holiday season with an afternoon filled with cheers and fun. Our children will write a letter to Santa and meet him, listen to traditional Ital...

"The Italian American studies program—along with other interdisciplinary programs—will educate our students about fundamental cultural differences. They will gain an appreciation for the ways in which Italian Americans have enriched life in this great country." -ARTHUR LURIGIO, PHDProfessor and faculty scholar; associate dean for faculty, College...

by Brett Hickman   Pizza Barra, Rich Labriola's latest restaurant, hit the Oak Brook Promenade (3011 Butterfield Rd.) today at 4:00 p.m. Featuring a menu from Chris Macchia (The Florentine, Coco Pazzo), Pizza Barra will attempt to satisfy a wide variety of pizza lovers with their Chicago thin crust, pan-style and coal-fired "Neapolitan-ish"...

Passione e fantasia! Sounds like a Felini movie. But when pizza entrepreneur and dough magician Gino Rago, owner of Panino's and Via Pizzeria 1-2-3 in Chicago, pronounces the words in his native tongue, it's clear he's melodically accenting a committed way of life. I met Gino and his lovely wife, Tina, for the first time last week and I'm not exagg...