Rocco Commisso has secured an immediate boost after taking over ACF Fiorentina, with the Serie A club securing a spot in this summer’s International Champions Cup. Fiorentina will replace AS Roma, who have had to withdraw from the pre-season soccer tournament – which is run by Relevent Sports – due to Europa League qualification demands. Fiorentina...

Inizia oggi, giovedì 14 giugno, alla Cittadella Regionale, la due giorni di incontri B2B fra operatori statunitensi dell'area di Chicago e operatori calabresi dei settori turistico e agroalimentare. L'iniziativa si colloca all'interno delle azioni messe in campo dalla Regione Calabria, Settore Internazionalizzazione del Dipartimento Presidenza, al...

A new Wicker Park restaurant that celebrates Italy’s handmade pasta tradition is slated to open this summer with a local industry veteran at the helm. Tortello, a pastificio (pasta shop) and cafe at 1746 W. Division Street, is the creation of native Italian Dario Monni and his wife, Jill Gray. The pair have officially brought Duncan Biddulph (Lula...

Neil Pellicci, who spent 28 years as a top administrator at Komarek School in North Riverside until retiring four years ago, died unexpectedly but peacefully on June 5, 2019. He was 64 years old. In all, Pellicci's career in education spanned 38 years after graduating with a degree in elementary education from Illinois State University. He briefly...

Over the past five years, Matteo Bocchi has lived in Italy, Odessa and Austin. One day, could Chicago be the next place he calls home? The Texas baseball team announced on Tuesday that Bocchi has signed with the Chicago Cubs as a free agent. A right-handed pitcher, Bocchi was not selected in this month’s MLB Draft. This past week, Chicago used a 14...

When you think of a flagship Ferrari, what color is it? The traditional red hue of Italian racers has become synonymous with the marque over many decades of motorsport success. In fact, during the 1990s, almost 85-percent of Ferraris were ordered in red. Let’s applaud the first owner of this wonderfully specified Nurburgring Silver Ferrari 550 Mara...

Officials at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii awarded scholarships in honor of the late Antoinette “Toni” DiFiore, life-long resident of the Near West Side and member of the shrine, at the 11 a.m. Mass on April 28.  In the DiFiore contest, run by the shrine and Mrs. DiFiore’s nephew Vincent Arpino, DDS, young adults “write an essay about the perso...

Craving Italian food? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Italian restaurants around Chicago, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're on the hunt. 1. The Art Of Pizza Topping the list is The Art of Pizza. Located at 3033 N. Ashland Ave. (between Barry Avenue a...

We've re-imagined our "In the Kitchen" segment, instead of a 30 minute challenge we are sending our cooks out to shop to create a dish that they love. Wednesday's "In the Kitchen" cook is self-taught chef and social influencer who has appeared on the Food Network's "Cooks vs. Cons" and Fox's "MasterChef," Phillipe Sobon. We followed Phillipe as he...

Santa Lucia school and parish in Chicago’s Bridgeport/Armour Square neighborhood just closed their doors for good. The school, which was opened in 1961, was built to support the burgeoning number of second, third and fourth generation Italian Americans who belonged to the parish and lived in the local community. The school and church were founded b...