As you may know if you have followed the blog for a while, I started a Genealogy Department in January. Since that time I have been busy with our volunteers organizing the library and AV materials. That has been completed. The next step is organizing the flat files which contains such amazing things. I plan to have this project complete by the end...

We invite you to attend Casa Italia's Italian Christmas Village to be held on December 1 from 12 noon until 6 p.m. There will be activities for the entire family. Complimentary Open House from 12 Noon to 6 p.m.Feel free to bring your favorite cookies and treats to share!   "Trim a tree at Casa Italia." Decorate your Organization, Business, o...

On Thursday, February 13, the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame (NIASHF) presented the 5th Rocky Marciano Amateur Boxing Tournament. A sold-out crowd packed the Grand Piazza at the NIASHF for a great evening of fights and two award presentations honoring champion supporters Enrico Mirabelli and Mayor Ronald Serpico.   Wayne Randa...

Ha preso il via nei giorni scorsi a Chicago una rassegna dedicata alla vita e alle opere di Pier Paolo Pasolini. La kermesse, organizzata in collaborazione con il nostro Istituto di Cultura, presentera' fino al 15 maggio una serie di dodici film per commemorare il poeta italiano, scrittore, pensatore politico e regista, la cui vita e' stata stronca...

The Maserati approach to automotive engineering has been articulated as a synthesis of elegance and attitude for 100 years. Now continuing that tradition in northeastern Illinois, the Italian automaker is serving clients with an intelligent expression of all-wheel drive on behalf of Chicagoland's climate challenges.   Powered by a twin-turbo...

Terlato Wines has reached a long-term agreement with Italy's Collis-Riondo to become the exclusive U.S. marketer of Riondo Spago Nero Prosecco. The pact gives Terlato one of the most promising brands in the U.S. wine market's hottest category.   Riondo, known for its frizzante style that features apple and pear notes, has quickly become one...

Details have been scarce about the forthcoming Chicago outpost of Eataly, Mario Batali's sprawling Italian market and restaurant with locations in New York City and Rome, but beer fans will be glad to hear that brewpub planning is underway. Delaware-based brewery Dogfish Head announced that it will continue its partnership with Eataly and will des...

Now that Eataly Chicago has been operating for a couple of weeks, now that lines form daily in front of each of its 23 eateries, it's about time we recognise that Eataly Chicago, at its overstuffed heart, is also a market.   A 63,000-square-foot wonderland, importing whole octopus from Spain, making mozzarella twice an hour. But fundamental...

Taylor Street Italian Festival on August 14-17, 2014. Celebrate at the Taylor Street Italian Festival with music, amazing Italian food, outdoor cafes, children's activities and cultural exhibits. $5 Thursday and Friday 5pm to 11pm - Saturday – noon to 11pm - Sunday 2pm to 10pm   Chicago's popular Little Italy neighborhood will cel...

di Liliana Rosano   Giovani, ambiziosi e con la voglia di lasciare il segno. Hanno una formazione internazionale, radici italiane e almeno due passaporti che gli hanno permesso di conquistare il Nuovo Mondo. Ma non chiamateli "cervelli in fuga".   Sono gli italiani che "controllano" l'arte americana, a New York come a Chicago. L'Ameri...