We would like to congratulate our 2013 Athlete of the Year, Anthony Rizzo on being voted to the 2014 MLB All-Star Game! Anthony won the National League Final Vote by receiving 8.8 million votes.   He was able to beat out his peers on the NL Final Vote ballot, which included the likes of Justin Morneau, Casey McGehee, Anthony Rendon, and Just...

I would never have expected one of the most enjoyable Italian restaurant experiences I've had in Chicago to take place inside Symphony Center.   Yet there I sat in Tesori, digging into wood-grilled octopus on a bed of smoky cannellini beans with pancetta, looking around to find not the senior set you might expect, but a diverse crowd of peop...

Si svolgerà sabato 5 aprile a Chicago, presso Casa Italia, al 3800 di Division Street, l'ottava conferenza della Confederazione dei Siciliani del Nord America (CSNA).   Alla manifestazione sono invitati a partecipare, oltre alle autorità diplomatiche e istituzionali, i parlamentari italiani eletti all'estero, i rappresentanti di Comites e Cg...

Please join an international gathering of cultural organizations for a multimedia, multilingual evening of poetry, music, film, and theater in celebration of Valentine's Day.   Suzanne Petri will emcee and provide English language love poems amidst performances co-presented by multiple Chicago cultural institutions.   Read more  ...

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...