Tom Dreesen explains the need for including Italian American studies in the university curriculum. Memory of the Italian immigrant experience is fading fast and the only way to capture that slice of Italian and American history is serious study and teaching university level teaching, research and writing about the epic struggles and the remarkable...

A new Pop's Italian Beef & Sausage shop has finally opened at 9400 W. 159th St. in Orland Park. The fast-foot restaurant is the second in Orland Park and both are owned by the Motto brothers, who also own Pop's franchises at 14279 S. Wolf Road in Orland Park, 16600 W. 159th St. in Lockport, 11336 Lincoln Highway in Mokena, Romeoville and Elmhu...

Mario Tricoci, 73, is founder of the Chicago-based Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas. Mr. Tricoci, who lived in Italy until he was 17, finds new inspiration when he returns to Europe to visit, and he elevates trendy looks by replicating them with clothes and accessories from high-end designers. What do you wear to work?We are in black and w...

A recent graduate of the Interdisciplinary Arts and Media MFA program at Columbia College Chicago and an Italian in Chicago, Valentina Vella is presenting A Ride West – live.   The project began in 2012 when Valentina Vella became strangely obsessed with the idea of riding a horse across America.   Read more   Source: http...

Andrea Babbi, sulla promozione ha le idee chiare. Dalla poltrona di comando dell'Enit manda un chiaro messaggio: «Dobbiamo presentare l'Italia non più come una raccolta di regioni e categorie turistiche belle e attraenti ma, piuttosto, come un unico paese, soprattutto agli occhi dei nuovi turisti dei paesi emergenti nel mercato economico mondiale,...

Did you know that an Italian American was the founding Director of the NY Metropolitan Museum of Art from 1879-1904? Join us for the Casa Italia Library Volunteers' legendary Coffee Break 2:30 pm Monday August 4 when our special guest will be professor of History at Anne Arundel College (MD), Frank Alduino  

A reading by Emidio Clementi, accompanied by musicians Corrado Nuccini and Emanuele Reverberi Thursday, October 9th at 6:00 PMInstituto Cervantes31 W Ohio | Chicago, IL   Introduction by Barbara Carnevali, niece of Emanuel Carnevali and accomplished philosopher. In Italian with English supertitles. Click here to RSVP. A trip through A...

Alitalia's new chairman aims to make the airline profitable in 2017 following its takeover by Emirates-based Etihad Airways. Luca Cordero di Montezemolo also told reporters in Rome Tuesday: "Today there are the conditions, enthusiasm, economic and financial willingness to start the new era of Alitalia."   Alitalia's new strategy envisio...

La Camera di Commercio Italiana Americana di Chicago annuncia  FOOD & WINE EXPO 2015 L'evento di business e promozione dei prodotti agroalimentari italiani più importante del Midwest degli USA. Chicago, 11-12 Maggio 2015 Food Wine Expo e' il più importante evento di business e promozione del Midwest degli USA nel settore...

by Deb Terrill While visiting St. Louis, Bill and I had dinner on The Hill. The Hill is the old Italian neighborhood on the west side, and it feels very much like stepping back in time. There are a dozen or more restaurants, mostly old school red sauce joints, packed with diners at 5:30 and closed by 9 p.m.   We picked Zia's, but we were to...