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Former Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio is making the most of his time at home, along with a mouth-watering homemade Italian meal. The Broncos' Twitter account shared a video of the current Denver Broncos head coach making homemade meatballs and red sauce, backed by soothing Italian music. While he’s currently relieved of coaching dut...

A native of Toronto, Joseph Yanuziello is the master craftsman behind some of the world’s most sought-after guitars. In the boutique guitar marketplace, where instruments routinely command $5,000 or more, Joseph Yanuziello’s instruments have become so popular you might think his company’s motto is “sold out.” As fast as he can build his stunning in...

Born in Italy and trained by the Army as a cameraman, Gino Bartucci toured the country photographing atomic bombs, filming bombers flying overhead and helping create documentaries. Gino Bartucci was born in Malvitani di Rende, a small village in Calabria. Of the nine children born to Vincenzo and Maria Carmella (Pisello) Bartucci, six survived infa...

An American entrepreneur with deep Italian roots, Joe Mansueto is bringing the indomitable spirit of his ancestors to bear on his latest challenge: the transformation of Chicago’s Major League Soccer team. Local billionaire Joe Mansueto made headlines last September when he bought the Chicago Fire, and the dramatic changes he has made to the city’s...

One of the owners of Italian restaurant Osteria Langhe appears to be opening a restaurant in Quiote’s old spot on California Avenue. A city permit for an incidental liquor license and outdoor patio was issued Feb. 13 for a new establishment at 2456 N. California Ave. Aldo Zaninotto, co-owner and partner at cozy Italian restaurant Osteria Langhe at...

Dr. Charles C. DiFranco, will ascend to the presidency of the Arcolian Dental Arts Society on April 28 at Toscana Restaurant in Arlington Heights. For reservations, call Dr. Jessica Mattern at 480-794-0302. Dr. DiFranco works in partnership with his father, Dr. Charles F. DiFranco, and aunts Dr. Geri Ann DiFranco and Dr. Josephine DiFranco-Bordigno...

Briana DiTommaso Cardone is an Italian/Greek American restaurateur. She and her husband and business partner, Salvatore, are the purveyors of the award winning restaurants, Mambo Italiano Ristorante and Wild Buffalo Italian Gastro Pub, both in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Briana was raised on an Italian vineyard in the Chicago area where she le...

Holy Week is central to the spiritual lives of Italians on both sides of the Atlantic, and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and Our Lady of Pompeii are playing their parts from Palm Sunday (April 5) to Easter Sunday (April 12). THE OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL PARISH & SHRINE (Melrose Park) will celebrate Mass in Italian at 10:30 a.m. and masses in English at 7:45...

The John Cadel Art Gallery in the Italian Cultural Center at Casa Italia recently welcomed a model of a catapult that was designed by Leonardo da Vinci. Local artists and engineers Matthew McKee and Jonathon Boley built the catapult for exhibition at the third annual One Book, One Village series at the Arlington Heights Library in 2016. There is no...