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Marco Antonelli nacque ad Agnone nel 1857 ed emigrò negli Stati Uniti d’America all’età di sedici anni. Il giovane trovò lavoro come “portatore d’acqua” proprio mentre lo sciopero dei minatori a Coalburg, Hubbard Township, stava fallendo. Sebbene non fosse un “crumiro“, si unì alla folla di italiani che erano stati destinati alle miniere di Coalbur...

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of our cooking school, La Scuola? We have a dedicated team of passionate chefs and event managers who help make the magic of our classes and events a reality. Get to know our Eataly Chicago Scuola team below!  Jo Medina (La Scuola Chef). What do you do for La Scuola? It's a team effort, so I wor...

His given name was Lawrence Joseph Bongiovanni, but to the wider community he will always be remembered as Salvatore Scallopini. Bongiovanni, a longtime area restaurateur and founder of the popular local Italian restaurant chain, died Sunday at age 82. The official cause of death was respiratory failure, his son Joe Bongiovanni said, adding that hi...

You need to do little more than drive past the former Juniper 61 at 6030 W. North Ave. to see that a transformation has taken place. That's largely due to the hand-painted exterior signs that grace the building, which is now home to Ca' Lucchenzo Pastificio & Enoteca. In fact, if you love pasta, you'll likely want to make it a point to investigate...

When: Wednesday, May 29 at 7:00pm - Where: Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Avenue, Chicago Filmmaker Matteo Troncone will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening. Writer, director, cinematographer, editor, and star Matteo Troncone begins this fascinating and philosophical first-person travelogue with no job, no relationship, and no h...

Years of development at Gervasi Vineyard culminated Thursday with the opening of The Casa, a 24-room boutique hotel. "I don't think we're going to build any more buildings. This is sort of a capstone, I think, for this property," said Scott Swaldo, general manager of GV Destinations — which includes the Gervasi estate and Twisted Olive in Green. Th...

Lou Cardone, former owner of the Onion Roll (1984-2014), died peacefully at home on May 3, 2019 with his wife Judy by his side. One of nine siblings, Luigi "Lou" or "Louie" Cardone, emigrated to Chicago from Ceglie del Campo, Italy in 1955 with his family. After settling on Taylor Street in Little Italy, the Cardone family made their way to Galewoo...

Antonio Pingitore was walking his beat in Kenosha after midnight when he saw a light flashing on the police box on the corner of Sheridan Road and what is now 60th Street. It was March 30, 1919, and Pingitore, an Italian immigrant who joined the force five years earlier, had been called in to work to cover for another officer who was sick. In those...

Coaching, formazione, incubazione, incontri con aziende e potenziali investitori, servizi a sostegno della nuova imprenditoria per accompagnare le startup e gli spin off Made in Italy in un processo di sviluppo negli USA: è questo l’obiettivo del protocollo “Venture Bridge Florida” tra Miami Scientific Italian Community e Venture Hive, firmato oggi...

Dr. Fiore’s award-winning book Pre-Occupied Spaces: Remapping Italy’s Transnational Migrations and Colonial Legacies continues to be part of and to foster rich discussions about migration on different campuses, while it is still reviewed in journals around the world (Italy, Brazil, England) two years after its publication. The book was at the cente...

An Italian celebrity is coming to Columbus this week. Nicknamed “Il Cannone,” the superstar will be flanked by security guards on a plane, met by police at the airport, transported in an armored car and carefully watched during a nine-day visit here. “Il Cannone,” though, is not a diva with a long list of demands. It’s not even a person. It’s a woo...

At its best, a portrait is a window through which you peer into the landscape of a person’s life. That intimacy makes subjects almost family, and in Joe Vitone’s case, they are. Family Records, his exhibit on display at the Akron Art Museum until Oct. 27, captures his Rust Belt relations over the last 20 years. Here, his Italian-American aunt, Grac...