When: Wednesday, March 11th at 6pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450 Organized by the Italian & Italian American Professional Women Group of Chicago, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago. Celebrate International Women’s Day and inspirecurrent and future women leaders of Italian...

Owners of Aliano's Ristorante in downtown East Dundee are creating a spinoff deli concept in an adjacent building that formerly housed Piece-A-Cake Bakery. Nonno's Italian Kitchen and Cafe is expected to open this spring at 304 N. River St., where an extensive interior renovation is underway, operator Lisa Seng said. The specialty shop will offer a...

Named one of the best Italian restaurants in the country, Osteria Langhe is located in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago and it's become a favorite of locals and visitors alike. Behind Osteria Langhe, there is a devoted and serious appreciation for locally-sourced fresh meat and produce that is steeped in the age-old traditions of the region...

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Friday she has no plans to duplicate at the city level what her handpicked school board just did, pleasing Native Americans and infuriating some Italian Americans. That is, replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day. “I do think we’ve got a lot more to do to make sure that we are aware and sensitive of the history bu...

The Chicago Public School Board voted late Wednesday to replace Columbus Day on its official school calendar with “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.” In doing so, the board demonstrated that in order to uplift one ethnic community, it was willing to step on the back of another. The move is a slap in the face to Chicago’s Italian-American Community. But more...

Twister Film, an Italian production company, is looking for Italian American families in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago and Detroit, who still have a love for Italy in their hearts for an upcoming TV program. The program will be broadcast in Italy on Rete 4 and worldwide on Mediaset Italia. The casting is open to families of...

A day after supporters applauded Chicago Public Schools’ decision to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day instead of Columbus Day moving forward, outraged Italian-American City Council members said the change meant it was “time for war with CPS” and a local group vowed to challenge the move. The decision to drop Columbus Day came in a split vote by the...

When: Tuesday, March 17th at 6pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute - 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450, Chicago, IL Over the past few years, artists have become increasingly concerned with environmentalism and climate change. But at the end of the 1960s, Arte Povera artists were already thinking about trees, water, and indiscriminate urbanization.

The high-end Italian fashion and accessory company, Gucci, has set up a pop-up shop in Chicago, Illinois to help bring in the fun for NBA’s All-Star Weekend. The shop took some time to construct, but it was worth the wait when the doors opened. According to Gucci, the shop is “a dreamscape of nocturnal refractions and reflections, taking us into a...

Italian catcher Alberto Mineo is remaining in affiliated minor league ball. He signed a new minor league contract with the Chicago Cubs organization, where he started his professional career in 2012. Since 2018 he was playing in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. Last year the 25-year-old played in Double-A, batting .220/.296/.313 in 83 games. Wit...