Frank Cicero is a trial and appellate lawyer. He has tried and argued a wide variety of civil and criminal matters in courts at all levels in the United States as well as in international arbitrations and litigations. He is a member of numerous professional societies, including The American College of Trial Lawyers and the Società di Studi Valdesi....

by Frank Mathie   When we think of Nativity scenes or mangers, we usually think of small religious settings under the Christmas tree. But ABC7 Eyewitness Reporter Frank Mathie says the Art Institute of Chicago has gone big time with this ancient sacred story.   As always, the Art Institute of Chicago is all decked out for the holidays...

In the early 60s the ailing Italian countess Amalia Mani Mocenigo was ordered by her doctor to adopt a diet we might today label Paleolithic. In short, she wasn't to eat cooked meat.   So while she was visiting the legendary Harry's Bar in Venice, proprietor Giuseppe Cipriani did what any resourceful, self-respecting member of the hospitalit...

Bellini. Botticelli. Titian. Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums celebrates the richness of Italy's artistic legacy.   It features religious paintings of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance, along with secular Neoclassical and genre paintings of the nineteenth century-with the principal artistic centers,...

by Valeria Fanelli    There are presently 1,000,000 young people who were born in Italy, speak Italian fluently, have studied in Italian schools and have lived in Italy all their lives, yet, they are not entitled to Italian citizenship.   The Italian Cultural Institute will bring attention to this controversial topic by showing a...

by Leonard F. Amari   DePaul University has selected a nationally recognized leader in legal education as dean for the College of Law. Jennifer Rosato Perea, an accomplished scholar in family law, bioethics and civil procedure, will join DePaul July 1. When Rosato Perea became dean of the Northern Illinois University College of Law in July...

John Vorrasi, singer, cofounder, artistic director and longtime guiding light of the William Ferris Chorale, died Monday afternoon after a three-year battle with leukemia. Vorrasi, 66, launched the William Ferris Chorale with his longtime partner Bill Ferris in 1971, and continued to guide the chorus after Ferris’s sudden death in 2000.  ...

Italian Cultural Institute - 500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450 - Chicago, IL 60611 Thursday, October 8, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT) Maestro Roberto Turrin (piano) and Valentina Sbicego (clarinet) will give a lecture, on the occasion of their masterclass and concert to be performed at Roosevelt University the following day.&n...

Non c'è solo la mostra al Guggenheim di New York a far parlare d'Italia e del Futurismo negli Stati Uniti. Sta ora per iniziare una tournée teatrale in collaborazione con l'Ambasciata, i Consolati e gli Istituti Italiani di Cultura in USA, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò New York University e Acqua di Parma, dedicata a Filippo Tommaso Marinetti c...

This month, we highlight the distinguished career of a rising star in the Chicagoland community, and a proud and contributing member of the Italian-American community, Emilia DiMenco.   Although Emilia DiMenco has never owned a business, she has spent her entire professional career helping them grow. One of her most satisfying achievements w...