1 On 1 Genealogy Consultation The Casa Italia Genealogy Department is now offering one on one genealogy assistance in our library on select Mondays. We are not only assisting with Italian research, but any ethnic background. Terri O'Connell is providing consultation on a few dates and specializes in Irish research and also Germans and Russians in...

THE BIOTECH SECTOR IN ITALY: A GROWING AND PROMISING REALITY Vigorous growth and an excellent innovation capacity. These are the principal characteristics of the Italian biotech sector. In view of the tender age of this industry such characteristics are, in some respects, very surprising. Thanks to them, Italy has managed to meet a challenge that...

It's early on a Thursday morning in March, and Alegretti's Bakery in Norridge is slammed with customers waiting eagerly in line to order the bakery's locally-famous pastries, doughnuts, and cookies before they run out for the day.   Alegretti's, first opened in 1947 by Tony Alegretti at the same Norridge strip mall where it still stands toda...

Insieme a Chicago will offer the unique opportunity to practice Italian for all of those who are interested in improving their conversational skills. On April 25, from 1 to 4 p.m., the Italian language school will feature an Italian course designed to practice everyday talks.   Participants will have the opportunity to speak in Italian...

Dear Friends, Our Film Festival is off to a spectacular start. Last week's offering drew a record crowd. The infectious laughter of the audience multiplied the enjoyment of the attendees and reminded us all what "going to the movies" is all about. Join us for 3 additional delightful evenings; Fridays April 26, May 17 and May 24 as the festival con...

Casa Italia started a Soccer League on June 4, 2013. If you are interested in participating, please see the information below and contact Frank DeCicco at frank@decicco.com or visit the website for more details.

by Michael Gebert   Mario Batali may be the most celebrated Italian restaurant chef in America at the moment. He's unquestionably the most recognizable—imposingly big, bookended by orange hair at one end and his trademark orange clogs at the other end, equally trademark vest in between.   Having established his image visually, not to...

Boy and girl track and field athletes ages 11-13 with Italian backgrounds will be nominated for selection to the ITALIAN NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (CONI) USA Youth Olympic Team based on performance at one of the U.S. regional CONI USA Youth selection tryouts in the U.S. East and West Coasts and Midwest.   REGISTER HERE! The Midwest tryouts...

by Tim Moran   Ballaro, a restaurant which will offer a contemporary take on Italian food and drink, will open in downtown Highwood in late October.   Developed by lifelong friends and area natives Josh Kaplan and Mark Newman, Ballaro - inspired by Palermo's Ballaro market - is at its heart a destination-worthy neighborhood restaurant...

The Cegliesi Italo-American Association will present Dr. Luciana Burdi with a Lifetime Achievement Award at its annual feast in honor of Maria SS di Buterrito. The event will take place at Alta Villa Banquets on Oct. 18. (847-224-9324)   Dr. Burdi is the deputy director of Massport's capital program and environmental affairs department. ...