Italian festival moves to Niles on 115th anniversary

Aug 12, 2015 1000

by Pam De Figlio

A legend from the 1600s, an old-world curiosity called the "Flight of the Angels" and a rich part of Chicago's Italian-American history are coming to Niles on Labor Day weekend.

The Maria Santissima Lauretana festival is moving from Berwyn, where it has been held for more than 20 years, to Niles. It will take place from Sept. 4-7, with Italian food, live music, concerts, religious processions, outdoor Masses and more, on Church Street just east of Greenwood.

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