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The National Academy of Construction has elected Satch Pecori as a member of its class of 2018. Established in 1999, the NAC inducts leaders from a variety of backgrounds who have made outstanding, life-long contributions to the design, construction and engineering industries. The president and CEO of Springfield, Illinois-based Hanson Professional...

Chicago native Gianna Farago Tetrick recently was inducted into the Maggiano’s Hall of Fame for her philanthropic work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The non-profit organization that grants wishes to children with critical illnesses celebrated its 15th year partnering with the restaurant for the Eat-A-Dish campaign. Spearheaded by Farago Tetrick...

Just in time for Christmas, the Cleveland Museum of Art has acquired a circa-1675 marble sculpture, “Sleeping Christ Child’’ by Filippo Parodi, an associate of the great Italian Baroque sculptor Gianlorenzo Bernini. The Parodi is on view today for the first time in the museum’s Gallery 217, the Reid Gallery, alongside the museum’s late altarpiece b...

It was a rare opportunity for one Milwaukee school -- and it came with a big reward. "This is the official visit, first official visit in Wisconsin -- and I'm very happy to be here," said Giuseppe Finocchiaro, Italian consul general. Finocchiaro is based in Chicago -- and on Monday, Dec. 10, he traveled to Milwaukee's Italian Immersion School. "It...

Cook County Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Fiorentino was named Police Magazine Hero of the Month for October 2018. A 21-year veteran of law enforcement, Fiorentino is a martial arts expert who promotes health and education in the community, volunteering to help fellow law enforcement officers, children, adults and seniors learn to defend themselves. Teachin...

The Illinois Realtors has created the Brian A. Bernardoni Political Advocacy Award in honor of its local government affairs director. The award is based on the outstanding contributions of a Realtor or affiliate member in public policy political and/or legislative advocacy. It’s rare to have an award named after someone while they actually are stil...

“Cari amici, mentre l'anno volge al termine, riflettiamo sui risultati dell'anno con grande soddisfazione”. Inizia così il messaggio che la direttrice dell’Istituto Italiano di Cultura a Chicago, Alberta Lai, indirizza ai connazionali e a tutti gli amici dell’Italia che in questo 2018 hanno partecipato agli eventi promossi dall’IIC. Nell’anno che s...

Ald. Jason Ervin (28th Ward) made a surprise announcement at a Near West Side meeting Nov. 14, telling a community group that officials will name the new library on Taylor Street the Little Italy Branch. The Little Italy Chicago Community Association (LICNA) formed more than a year ago to oppose plans for the library, including its location, archit...

A major piece of local military history is now on display at the Italian American Veterans Museum in Stone Park thanks to the dedication and generosity of the Far South Side Italian-American community. A massive bronze plaque honoring scores of World War II veterans was donated to the museum at a ceremony in late October at Carlo Lorenzetti’s in Ch...

Tanti anni fa, a Chicago (Illinois - U.S.A.), viveva un certo "Al Capone", diminutivo di Alphonse Gabriel Capone, il gangster italo americano, di origini napoletane, soprannominato anche "Scarface" (viso sfregiato - Un certo Frank Galluccio gli sfregiò la guancia sinistra, perché Al, ancora giovane, aveva molestato la sorella). Al Capone era spesso...

The Racine Heritage Museum is featuring an Alfonso Iannelli exhibit from Dec.1 to Oct. 31 called “Blessings to Blenders.” It is showcasing the works of 20th century Italian-American designer, architect, and sculptor Alfonso Iannelli (1888-1965). Some of Iannelli’s works include many sculptures, product designs for advertising, and works based on a...

For Amelia Caira, her family was her life. Her hard work and family values in turn shaped the lives of those in her family. “She had pride in her home, her family and her kids,” said her daughter, Lena Schlater. Amelia was “quiet and very respectful,” but also had a fun side to her, she said. The two most outstanding things about Amelia for her gra...