CHICAGO — A major Italian comic-art school is opening a campus on the Near West Side.The Scuola Internazionale di Comics, a 34-year-old art school specializing in comics and animation, chose Chicago as its first location outside Italy.It has nine Italian campuses, with headquarters in Rome. It boasts 30 alumni working for major U.S. comics publishe...

You are cordially invited to attend PARLIAMO ITALIANO, the first Networking event of the year. Meet new members and enjoy a taste of Italian wines & appetizers. RSVP today TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015 - Starting at 6:00pm at DalTile Showroom, 316 W. Hubbard St. - Chicago, IL   IACC Members $15 ...

by Peter Frost   Cindy's, a small-plate/large-cocktail restaurant opening soon on the top floor of the newly renovated Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, has named its executive chef and beverage manager.   Heading the kitchen at the 13th-floor, indoor-outdoor roof-deck space, which will seat about 180, will be executive chef Christi...

by Miranda Leon   With polar vortexes and chilling winds, it can be difficult to deal with the frigid and desolate days of January in Chicago. One method for overcoming winter's oppression is to celebrate light and its encouraging connotations amid this dark time. The work of internationally-acclaimed Italian artist Marco Rotelli does j...

New York-based LDV Hospitality, in partnership with Chicago-based Oxford Capital Group and Quadrum Global, which has a Miami office, are opening an Italian restaurant in the Godfrey Hotel Chicago.   Dolce Italian is slated to open in late spring at the Godfrey on Huron and LaSalle streets in River North. Dolce, which has locations in Mi...

The Sicilian American Cultural Association will present Gloria Coco with its Medal of merit on Sept. 27 at Monastero's Banquets in Chicago. Tickets for the event are $40 for adults (cash bar) and $18 for children 2 to 12 years of age. Entertainment will be provided by past winners of the Bel Canto Foundation Opera Contest. (773-588–2515) The...

Date: Wednesday, February 03, 2016 Hours: 6:00 p.m. Site: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 N Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 Organized by: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago In collaboration with: http://davincimasterpieces.eventbrite.com   Leonardo da Vinci and his Greatest Artistic Masterpieces. Join us for the...

by Melissa Silverberg   A new Italian restaurant is opening in a familiar location on the north side of Arlington Heights this fall. Osteria Trulli, 1510 E. Hintz Road, received its liquor license from the village board on Monday, and owners Giovanni DeNigris and Salvatore Perricone said they hope to be open by late October or early Nov...

To acquaint American consumers with the beauty, the quality and the unparalleled style of "made in Italy" jewellery. This is Fiera di Vicenza's goal in starting a journey that will visit several States throughout 2013 to showcase the excellence of design and Italian manufacturing at the sector's most glamorous events.The international exhibition ca...

Portillo's Chicago-style hot dogs and Italian beef have whet the appetite of Boston-based buyers who are eager to introduce the local favorites to more diners nationwide.   The company confirmed Tuesday that Berkshire Partners is investing in Dick Portillo's eponymous chain, two months after its 74-year-old founder announced he was consideri...