By Ginger Reilly It is not every day that a teenager tells his parents that he wants a store, but that is exactly how one Orland Park business was born.   "That was his dream, and we all got together, and we did it together," said Lina Lamorte of her son Alex Lamorte, who was 18 when Italia Imports opened in July 1999 in Orland Park.  ...

Highwood's Del Rio Restaurant is known for its authentic Italian food and Old World ambience ­— emphasis on the word "old."   Del Rio, which turns 90 this year, may be old by industry standards, but the restaurant itself is constantly evolving. Owner Bill Pigati attributes Del Rio's success to the philosophy of the original owner, his grandm...

WED, NOV 11, 2015 AT 12:00 PM: Pizza party for kids!Eataly, 43 East Ohio Street Chicago, IL 60611By: Scuola Italiana Enrico Fermi - FREE REGISTER Join the Scuola Italiana Enrico Fermi and Eataly for a interactive pizza making lesson: make your own pizza to take home, then lunch on tasty pizza from Rossopomodoro and have a nutella pizza f...

Un posto d'onore tra gli italoamericani che hanno fatto la storia dello sport: il chairman rossoblù Joey Saputo è stato inserito nella National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame nell'ambito di una cerimonia che si è svolta all'Intercontinental Hotel di Chicago.   Il numero uno del club rossoblù fa parte della classe del 2015 insieme ad al...

By Jessica Hammie   Downtown Champaign's newest restaurant is Nando Milano Trattoria. This is the second location for the restaurant — the first is in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood — and currently the only exclusively Italian fine dining establishment in Downtown Champaign.   The restaurant is lovely. The remodel and build out of...

Europe's largest steel lamination company wants to expand its operations into the United States — and they're going to do it from Paris, Illinois.Euro Group is an Italian industrial holding that supplies electrical steel laminations to the makers of electric motors and generators. Recently, the Milan, Italy-based company purchased the lamination d...

by Victoria Johnson   You know it's spring when Miko's is open. The popular Italian ice stand in Logan Square will open Thursday afternoon while the Bucktown location will open Friday.   Both Miko's Italian Ice locations close for the winter each year and then re-open when the weather warms up a bit, making it a sort of unofficia...

You've got a look a little harder to find Nonna's, tucked into the back of the big and flashy Formento's on West Randolph, but the search is worth it. "I grew up in New York suburbs going to a lot of old school Jewish delis and a lot of great just Italian neighborhood delis, and I wanted to bring a lot of those ideas to the table here. But do...

Lou Storino was elected president of the Illinois Water Environment Association for the 2015-2016 year.   A principal civil engineer in the Collection Facilities/TARP section of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, Storino is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Illinois and has worked at the district f...

The Italian American Chamber of Commerce Midwest invites you to attend a Gala Dinner honoring Stefano Pessina - CEO, Walgreens Boots Alliance and Ornella Barra - President and Chief Executive of Global Wholesale and International Retail, Walgreens Boots Alliance. See the bios of Mr. Pessina and Mrs. Barra   Mond...