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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...

Since its premiere in 2005, the musical "Jersey Boys" has taken the theater world by storm. It became a smash hit Broadway production, which won five Tony awards, including Best Musical, in 2006. It also was adapted into a major motion picture in 2014, which was directed by legendary actor Clint Eastwood.    Starting Tuesday and ru...

Umberto Davi of Willowbrook, a principal in the Western Springs Law Firm of Umberto S. Davi P.C., was installed as president of the Illinois State Bar Association at the organization's 139th Annual Meeting on June 19 at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, Wis.   "Umberto is not only a lawyer's lawyer, he is a gentleman's gentleman," Il...

The Consulate of Italy in Detroit in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago and the Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan presented, Luigi, Faber & Genova, omaggio ai cantautori italiani Tenco, De André e una grande città mediterranea un recital di e con Elena Buttiero e Ferdinando Molteni.   Pianoforte, chitarra, voc...

The Italian American Veterans Auxiliary will sponsor the fourth annual Cookie Walk, 4:30 to 7 p.m., Dec. 8, or until they run out of homemade Italian cookies. Price per pound is $8 and containers will be provided. This cookie walk runs in conjunction with the monthly spaghetti dinner, serving from 4:30 to 7 p.m. the same day.   Spa...