June 7, 2015 - Sunday 12:00 PMDana Hotel - 2 West Erie - Chicago, IllinoisCome out and join the Italian American Human Relations Foundation for an afternoon of fun, friendship and a traditional Sunday afternoon Pasta Dinner.   Featuring some of Chicagoland's finest musical talent: Frank Caruso Trio, Greta Pope, Mark Madsen, Jo...

by Shia Kapos   Stefano Pessina, executive vice chairman and CEO of Walgreen Boots Alliance,slipped in quietly last night to the library of the University Club, where some 200 Chicago business executives and Italophiles gathered to fete him.   There had been a buzz in the room as guests anticipated his arrival. "He's the highest-...

Close your eyes and imagine this: A juicy hot dog with everything on it, Hot Italian beef with peppers, a decadent chocolate shake - and not having to go all the way to River North to get it! That's right, Portillo's is planning to open a second Chicago location in the South Loop.   Mark your calendars: According to the Chicago Tribune,...

by Lou Carlozo   Coming all the way from Italy, by musical way of Argentina, they will soon land in Chicago and show the Windy City how much musical fire can erupt from just an acoustic guitar and violin. Perugia's SatorDuo is headed to the area for a series of at least three concerts near the end of October, "and we're hoping to do fiv...

by Alberta Lai   Dear Friends, I am honored to embark on my new role as Director of the Italian Cultural Institute in Chicago. Building upon the Institute's rich tradition of showcasing Italy's classic and contemporary heritage, from the humanities to science, is an exciting challenge for me, one that I embrace with great enthusiasm. I...

Italian women — and their impact on more than 100 years of Chicago history — are the subject of a new book written and researched largely by Chicago residents. In the introduction to "Italian Women in Chicago," editor Dominic Candeloro states the book has been compiled in an attempt to "write" the wrongs of history with regards to Italian women's...

by Kile MacMillan   Like many other European musicians, fast-rising Italian conductor Michael Mariotti decided several years ago that he wanted to expand his European-centered career and take a stab at the vast American classical scene.   The 34-year-old maestro started at the top, making inaugural appearances at the Washington (D.C.)...

Italian Consul General Adriano Monti presented Umberto "Tony" Turano with the Cavaliere dell'Ordine al Merito della Stella d'Italia at the consulate's Festa della Repubblica celebration on June 2 at the Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in Chicago.   The award was bestowed by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano upon Tony in honor of his...

Jessica Malpede was crowned Queen of the Columbus Day parade at a glittering pageant on Sept. 20 at Alta Villa Banquets in Addison. "'Exciting' doesn't begin to describe the 2015 Columbus Day Queen Pageant," JCCIA Executive Director Jo Ann Serpico says. "Enthusiasm radiated from the family members, friends and community leaders who attended, a...

Proseguono il 5 marzo ad Atlanta (Georgia); il 6 a Fort Lauderdale (Florida) ed il 7 a New Orleans (Louisiana) gli incontri del roadshow ITPC 2013 organizzato dall'ENIT di New York, in collaborazione con ITPC (Italian Travel Promotion Council). La direttrice che punterà verso est, metterà in campo due seminari il 12 marzo, a Washington in mattinata...