On Saturday, November 2, 2013 the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame (NIASHF) officially inducted its Class of 2013 at a celebratory dinner dance. Welcoming guests from throughout the United States were NIASHF National Spokesman and New York Mets Hall of Famer Mike Piazza. Piazza was joined by Chicago radio and television sports broadca...

By Steven Dahlman   The structural engineers who designed Eataly Chicago to hold tons of Italian food and drink are finalists in an annual "Excellence in Structural Engineering" award presented by the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois.   The two-story, 63,000 square foot emporium offers 23 dining options, including eight re...

Venetian cooking school founder and author Contessa Enrica Rocca uncorks her debut line of Prosecco this April, following its successful launch in Europe. Made from hand-harvested Glera grapes, Enrica Rocca Prosecco is produced in a small vineyard in the Veneto. Both varieties, the classic Brut and the sweeter Extra Dry, were created in compliance...

Some kids play veterinarian. Some kids play doctor. Mark Newman, a proud son of Highland Park, says, "Since I was six years old, I wanted to have a restaurant." Starting in October, or possibly earlier, Newman and his childhood friend from three doors down the block, Josh Kaplan, will have Ballaro (214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood), a 120-seat contempor...

FederlegnoArredo celebra e rafforza la collaborazione Italia-Usa nel design d'arredo. Una partnership fondamentale per la crescita delle esportazioni italiane di settore che nel 2012 sono cresciute del 17% per un giro d'affari Oltreoceano di oltre mezzo miliardo.È così che in occasione del 52° Salone Internazionale del Mobile è stato presentato Eme...

Appuntamento martedì 18 giugno, alle 11.00, con Theodore Grippo, eminente personalità nel campo giuridico, residente a Chicago, insignito del premio "Lucani Insigni" nel 2009, che sarà ricevuto dal presidente del Consiglio della Basilicata, Vincenzo Santochirico, e dal presidente della Commissione dei Lucani all'estero, Luigi Scaglione.   Gr...

The Quad-City Italian-American Society will award a $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior who is enrolled in a college or university in the fall after graduation.   High school seniors with at least one Italian ancestor are eligible to apply, according to a news release. The winner will be selected based on grade point average and two r...

Dopo i riconoscimenti ricevuti a Londra per il project financing in ambito europeo e continentale – Project Financing International Awards di Thomson Reuters e - Project Financing Magazine di Euromoney Conferences, arriva sabato 4 ottobre il terzo ed importante premio internazionale consegnato a Chicago (Illinois – USA): Francesco Bettoni, Presiden...

by Angie Leventis Lourgos   Naperville's first new mayor in two decades is Steve Chirico, a current councilman, according to unofficial results. Chirico was among four candidates who vied for the spot in this historic race as Mayor George Pradel, 77, stepped down after 20 years leading this suburb of about 145,000 residents.   Ch...

By Sarah Freishtat Longtime Southwest suburban pizza institution Aurelio's recently opened in Arlington Heights. The store, which is Aurelio's first north suburban Chicago location, will opened to the public Tuesday in the Esplanade shopping center on Euclid Avenue.   "We've got a whole bunch of (Southsiders) who are now living up nort...