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Date: Thursday, January 21, 2016 Hours: 6:00 p.m. Site: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 N Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 Organized by: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago In collaboration with: http://davinci1.eventbrite.com Join us for the first of three lectures about Leonardo da Vinci by Daniele Macuglia, University of...

by Dan Niemiec   Will Rogers, the great humorist of nearly a century ago, used to say "All I know is what I read in the papers." This was his way of saying that he learned the truth from the newspapers, which was ironic even then. Just about every form of news, if properly scrutinized, has the potential for opinions that are stated as facts,...

Joe Turco proudly announced the grand opening date of his new business venture this week and almost immediately backtracked, fretting over the possibility of somebody, somewhere, hurling an unanticipated monkey wrench into the works.   But if his own family history is any indicator at all, he probably shouldn't worry. The Turco family has be...

The Italian Heritage Foundation of Youngstown (Greater Youngstown Italian Fest) is asking for anyone interested in joining our membership or to volunteer at the Fest.   Please call us at 330/793-9602 or email us at italianfest1@gmail.com for more information.   Come out and join us and see why we are the "Biggest and Best Italia...

Si terrà il 26 settembre all'Hotel Hilton il Gala&Award Dinner 2013 della Italian Chamber of Commerce di Chicago. In occasione dell'evento, verranno consegnati i consueti premi indetti dalla Camera di Commercio: il Business executive of the year Award andrà a Robert Allegrini, vice presidente di Corporate Communications - The Americas, Hil...

Bouquet Let's here it for our local community festival. The Iron Mountain Main Street has announced that Eighth Annual Italian Fest will return to downtown Iron Mountain, and this year, it will be a two-day event - Friday, Aug. 15, and Saturday, Aug. 16.   As always, the festival will take place in the city parking lot located at the inter...

È datato 10 novembre il decreto con cui il Console generale Adriano Monti conferma la non ammissibilità della lista "Cuore tricolore" alle elezioni del Comites di Chicago. Nel giorno in cui il Consiglio dei Ministri ha rinviato al 17 aprile 2015 le elezioni, dunque, a Chicago si è avuta conferma dell'annullamento delle elezioni. Cosa succederà or...

by Domenick Rafter's   It's a classic Italian tradition that still reigns over large family gatherings on Dec. 24th every year, even after several generations have brought Italian-Americans more into assimilation. While it shouldn't be surprising in a country surrounded on three sides by water, the tradition, called festa de bette pesch...

by David Patch   When two Wabash Railroad trains collided southwest of Adrian in rural Lenawee County on Thanksgiving Eve, 1901, the official death toll was only 23. "Only 23" because the real number was much higher than that.   Scores of Italian immigrants traveling in two coaches of the westbound train went uncounted, and five...

By Denise Linke Study the science of art and the art of science," Leonardo da Vinci advised more than 500 years ago. DuPage Children's Museum's new traveling exhibit on da Vinci's artistic and mechanical innovations gave area philanthropists the chance to do just that at an opening reception Thursday.   "It's unusual to see an exhibit about...

A lunch with the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans May 15 felt like a meal with a big Italian family, complete with laughter and tears — including some from public-affairs consultant Thom Serafin.   Along with the homey pasta meal, there were self-deprecating jokes, bittersweet discussions about times gone by and some awkward moment...

Chicago's popular Little Italy neighborhood will celebrate its history and heritage from August 14-17 as the annual Taylor Street Festa Italiana returns for its eighth year.   More than 50,000 fest goers are expected to attend, saying "Ciao" to new neighbors, and "That's Amore" about the authetic Italian activities, delectable (or "buono" It...