Neighborhoods of the World Festival: Featuring Italian Star Daniela NardiSunday, February 8th, 12 noon - 3pmNavy Pier - Crystal Gardens - 600 E Grand - Chicago   This year's Neighborhoods of the World, an annual cultural tribute celebrating the rich tapestry of Chicago's diverse communities, will open with a performance by awa...

Navy Pier is adding a household Chicago pizza name to its growing list of new restaurants designed to boost traffic at the lakeside tourist hotspot. Giordano's Pizza is slated to move in to the 3,200-square-foot dining space on the north side of the pier's main entrance, the restaurant chain will announce today.   The highly visible spa...

CHICAGO - Presentato al nuovo Console generale d'Italia a Chicago Adriano Monti il documento d'intesa fra la città di Bagheria, il Consolato e il Comites per promuovere la città siciliana negli USA.   Nel corso dell'incontro Luigi Sciortino, presidente dell'Associazione Bagheria nel Mondo e componente del Comites tra gli anni 1991-2010, ha c...

by Lou Carlozo   With his exhibit "Over 50," which runs through July 10 at Oak Park's Narrow Gallery, Robert M. Proce pays tribute to the dignity and grace of an older generation. Having worked so long in the painter's medium, Proce knows well both his craft and the age group he depicts. "The ages range from 50 to 102," says Proce, 75, whos...

By Doug Halberstadt   Located in the heart of Little Italy in downtown Chicago is the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. Its address is 1431 W. Taylor St. It's only about an hour-and-a-half drive from almost anywhere in the Rockford area (depending on traffic and construction). It's the best and closest sports hall of fame to our...

Celebrate your Italian pride or amore for Italian culture and music, food, fashion and fun at the 7th Annual Taylor Street Festa Italiana! From Thursday, August 22nd – Sunday, August 25th, the annual festival returns to Taylor Street celebrating the history and heritage of Chicago's Little Italy. Open to all ages, guests will be inspired to dress,...

The Italian American Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the honorees of its annual Excellence Award Ceremony Joe Perillo, Owner Perillo Auto GroupSteve Lombardo, Owner Gibsons Restaurant GroupAnthony Belcore, President Belcore ElectricJim De Blasio, Owner JD GraphicJohn Leopardo, Vice President Leopardo Construction  

Dopo averla da tempo promessa per Ryanair è arrivata la svolta. Il board della compagnia aerea low cost ha infatti approvato il piano per lanciare i voli transatlantici nel giro di cinque anni.Fra le proposte c'è l'offerta di biglietti promozionali al costo di sole 10 sterline (circa 15 euro). Sono previste dieci basi europee, fra cui Londra Stanst...

The Chicagoland Italian American Charitable Organization one-upped itself at this year's Honor & Hope Gala, bestowing 20 scholarships at $2,500 each, plus an additional $35,000 in grants to two military veterans and three families with medical hardships, for a grand total of $85,000.   Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, who was m...

by Joseph Pronechen It's been confirmed. The body — the major relics — of St. Maria Goretti, beloved by countless millions, is heading to the United States. When she arrives from Italy, the first public appearance will be on Sept. 21 at Sacred Heart Basilica in Newark, N.J. — public because she will initially be visiting a prison before that....