Vandals took aim at statues in Chicago parks this weekend – at least three were defaced in the last couple of days. As CBS 2’s Marissa Parra reported, paint was still visible on the Christopher Columbus statue in Arrigo Park, at 801 S. Loomis St. on the Near West Side. A Chicago Police squad car was standing by. Little Italy residents helped clean...

Since 1937, the United States has nationally celebrated Columbus Day in honor of the explorer who claimed discovery of the New World in his 1492 voyage. However, citizens have begun to question Columbus’ celebration, particularly in light of the growing acknowledgement of the violence and enslavement he perpetrated across Native communities. In fac...

Following an illustrious 45-year career at DePaul University, Athletic Director Jean Lenti Ponsetto has notified University President Gabriel Esteban and the University Board of Trustees of her intention to retire in the coming months. Ponsetto has agreed to stay on in her role and assist the university with the leadership transition to a new athle...

IA Literati 2020 - virtual author presentations for the challenging season. This year the FREE seminar will be available WORLDWIDE from your home or mobile internet connection via international ZOOM Meetings software program application— –a virtual gathering on-screen portal. For any updated info please check our website tinyurl.com/casalibrary RSV...

By continuing to operate their deli in West Town, Tempesta Salumi and Market have made it a priority to support frontline relief efforts. Tempesta Market has so far provided meals for over 300 frontline workers, across 5 hospitals in Chicago. Tempesta has donated 100’s of lbs of cured meats to local Chicago Chef Jereme McGovern (facebook.com/jereme...

Buongiorno amici!, I'm Salvatore, the executive director of CIAP and I'm very excited to share this news with you. The organization has now expanded its board of directors. We are happy to announce the newly elected board. President - Salvatore J. Sciacca. Secretary - Loredana Sciortino. Board Member Emeritus - Mike Delzoppo. Member at Large - Jole...

Un cluster familiare di cinque persone positivo al Coronavirus arrivato a Fiumicino con un volo proveniente dagl Usa. "Un intero nucleo familiare residente a Roma, rientrato in Italia dagli Usa, è risultato positivo al Covid19 e si è posto in auto isolamento contattando prontamente i competenti servizi sanitari della Asl territoriale", le parole de...

Ron Onesti was unanimously selected to become president of the Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, its board of directors announced Monday. Onesti is the organization's second president. Founder George Randazzo served in that capacity from 1977 until his sudden passing last July. "This is an honor I will not take lightly," Onesti said. "As only t...

Ever wanted to take a cooking class instructed by a renowned chef with one of your favorite Cubs players? Now’s your chance. Anthony Rizzo will put his culinary skills to the test on May 29.  In a Zoom cooking session, the Cubs first baseman will prepare Italian dishes under Chef Giuseppe Tentori‘s tutelage. Tentori, chef and owner of GT Fish & Oys...

Sam Toia, based on appearances alone, looks more Lex Luthor than Superman. The guy is bald, bald, bald, rarely the tallest one in the room, though also baldly persistent, and full of charisma, able to leap tall bureaucracies in a relatively short period of time. But not without stumbles, of course. Toia is president and CEO of the Illinois Restaura...