Boy and girl track and field athletes ages 11-13 with Italian backgrounds will be nominated for selection to the ITALIAN NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (CONI) USA Youth Olympic Team based on performance at one of the U.S. regional CONI USA Youth selection tryouts in the U.S. East and West Coasts and Midwest.   REGISTER HERE! The Midwest tryouts...

by Tim Moran   Ballaro, a restaurant which will offer a contemporary take on Italian food and drink, will open in downtown Highwood in late October.   Developed by lifelong friends and area natives Josh Kaplan and Mark Newman, Ballaro - inspired by Palermo's Ballaro market - is at its heart a destination-worthy neighborhood restaurant...

The Cegliesi Italo-American Association will present Dr. Luciana Burdi with a Lifetime Achievement Award at its annual feast in honor of Maria SS di Buterrito. The event will take place at Alta Villa Banquets on Oct. 18. (847-224-9324)   Dr. Burdi is the deputy director of Massport's capital program and environmental affairs department. ...

La Camera di Commercio Italiana Americana di Chicago annuncia TOURISM EXPO 2015. L'evento di promozione del turismo italiano più importante del Midwest degli USA. In collaborazione con l'Associazione Americana dei Tour Operator ITPC (Italian Travel Promotion Council). Chicago, 26-27 Ottobre 2015   Tourism Expo e...

The National Italian American Foundation was in Chicago, on January 29, at the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, for a preview of the upcoming two-part documentary series, "The Italian Americans."   Guests at the screening were able to enjoy a taste of the documentary, which reveals how Italian immigrants challenged the notion o...

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015 - Thursday, April 02, 2015 Hours: See description for screening times Site: Gene Siskel Film Center - 164 N. State Street - Chicago, IL   Screening of the film "How Strange to be Named Federico: Scola Narrates Fellini" by Ettore Scola (Che strano chiamarsi Federico). Closing night film! 2013, Ettor...

by Brett Hickman   Just announced yesterday, Dolce Italian is set to open on the ground floor at the Godfrey Hotel this coming Tuesday. This marks the second location from LDV Hospitality (the team behind New York's Scarpetta empire), with the first being in Miami.   The space, which you can see in the gallery above, is refined, but n...

By Philip Potempa   A visit to Gene & Georgetti Italian Steakhouse in downtown Chicago is a legendary experience. After all, this is the place where Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra and Lucille Ball stopped in while "in town" when they wanted a great char-grilled steak in an intimate atmosphere with a "family feel."   And launched in...

Opened on the same day as Chicago's new Italian mega-store, Eataly, One Off Hospitality's newest venture, Nico Osteria has hit the Gold Coast with a bang. Its chef-driven Italian cuisine, sophisticated cocktails, creative desserts, all-star cast, and elegant interior inside the Thompson Hotel has drawn mostly positive reaction. Open for less than t...

Salvatore J. Sciacca and the Chicagoland Italian American Professionals personally invite you to an exclusive event on July 24th at A Tavola Restaurant: "Living La Dolce Vita"   Experience a most memorable evening. Networking in the beautiful outdoor patio Upscale dining at A Tavola Restaurant including a glass of fine wine, grill...