Rockford's original, authentic, 37th Annual Festa Italiana is almost here! Located at the Boylan High School Grounds, Festa Italiana is a celebration of tradition, food, entertainment, and scholarship. Festa proceeds go GRIAA's mission of promoting the Italian culture in our community through events and education with the majority of these proceeds...

By Nancy Bishop   Lovers of Italian film and perhaps, all things Italian, have a feast in store this month at the Gene Siskel Film Center in its Cinema all'italiana. The series of post-neorealist Italian films runs through Sept. 30, featuring 11 films produced in the 1960s and later. Many of them are in new digital restorations.   San...

Rabbi Barbara Aiello, Italy's first—and only—female Rabbi, as well as the country's only non-Orthodox Rabbi, will be speaking at the McHenry County Jewish Congregation (MCJC) in Crystal Lake on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 7 pm. Her topic will be "The Hidden Jews of Sicily and Calabria." Rabbi Barbara is the founder of the B'nai Anusim movement in S...

Attorneys Leonard F. Amari and Michael V. Favia and Monsignor Kenneth Velo will share the spotlight when the Justinian Society of Lawyers hosts its annual installation and awards dinner on Sept. 10 at the Palmer House Hilton.   The following officers will be formally installed at the event: Anita M. DeCarlo (president), Jessica DePinto (firs...

Date: Thursday, May 07, 2015 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://galateo.eventbrite.com Presented by editor and translator M. F. Rusnak "Galateo: Or the Rules of Polite Behavior" (Univers...

Lo sport ha da sempre un ruolo di veicolo culturale, sociale, economico e commerciale della società americana. L'approccio americano allo sport ha convinto generazioni di ragazzi e ragazze forgiandone la consapevolezza circa il carattere vincente della società americana; lo sport ha spesso agito da vero portavoce della cultura popolare statunitense...

Chef David DiGregorio has been in Chicago for 35 years, but he still has the broad East Coast accent of his native Rhode Island—an accent that bespeaks big family tables full of hearty Italian food.   After working for several restaurants here, he's spent the last ten years as chef-partner of Lettuce Entertain You's Osteria Via Stato, which...

Lavazza, the Italian coffee company founded in 1895, is selling or closing its Chicago coffee shops, according to people familiar with the matter.   The location in the Chicago French Market inside the Ogilvie Transportation Center closed last month, according to Marian Jarocki, a leasing agent at U.S. Equities Realty, which co-developed the...

The University of Illinois at Chicago in collaboration with Italidea-Midwest present: The Art and Science of Teaching Italian Art and Science. Presenter: Professor Diane Musumeci When: Friday, September 25, 3.30 PM,Where: Daley Library, I-470, University of Illinois at Chicago   The optimal condition for learning a second lan...

Gina D'Ercoli is enjoying getting in touch with her Italian heritage. The Barrington resident plays Peppina in Shattered Globe Theatre's "The Rose Tattoo."   "I am a neighbor of the lead, Serafina," D'Ercoli said. "We are Sicilian immigrants in a town in Louisiana. It's an Italian-American community. We're there to support the lead and hinde...