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by Sandra Tornberg   Antoinette DelVillano is an architect working in New York City. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Ohio State University. Antoinette entered this photo of her father Antonio DelVillano, uncle Rolando DelVillano, aunts Sandra DelVillano Marchi and Lisa Wagner, and grandfather Gaetano DelVillano in the My...

Her calendar is perpetually full and her energy is seemingly boundless. But when you have the opportunity to sit and chat with Lorraine Dodero, she makes you feel as if nothing in the world is more important than the time she's spending with you at that moment. The twinkle in her eyes and her infectious smile puts you at ease immediately...whether...

Loyola University's Opera Theater will present two one-act operas from "Il Trittico" by Giacomo Puccini, the legendary Italian composer of "La Boheme" and "Madame Butterfly," later this month.   The performances will take place in Italian on Friday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 25 at 3 p.m. inside the Louis J. Roussel Performance Ha...

Coram USA LLC, a global manufacturer of automotive components, will invest $1.1 million to expand its Fort Wayne, Indiana, production facilities, creating up to 35 new jobs by 2016.   The company, which is a subsidiary of the Italy-based Coram Group, will lease, renovate and equip a 20,000 square-foot facility in Fort Wayne. Coram USA plans...

by Leonard F. Amari   This month we highlight the distinguished career of architect John Vinci. Subjects for this column come to the attention of the author in various ways.   An article in the Chicago Tribune about the controversial three sets of copper-clad wood exterior doors at the cost of nearly $670,000 in our state capitol br...

June 7, 2015 - Sunday 12:00 PMDana Hotel - 2 West Erie - Chicago, IllinoisCome out and join the Italian American Human Relations Foundation for an afternoon of fun, friendship and a traditional Sunday afternoon Pasta Dinner.   Featuring some of Chicagoland's finest musical talent: Frank Caruso Trio, Greta Pope, Mark Madsen, Jo...

Hoosiers looking for baked pasta, pizza and other Italian classics could soon have a few more options with the potential opening of up to 15 new Fazoli's restaurants in Central Indiana.   One restaurant is under construction in Franklin and should open this year. The company is working with franchise groups to open nine to 14 other units in...

by Lou Carlozo   Coming all the way from Italy, by musical way of Argentina, they will soon land in Chicago and show the Windy City how much musical fire can erupt from just an acoustic guitar and violin. Perugia's SatorDuo is headed to the area for a series of at least three concerts near the end of October, "and we're hoping to do fiv...

by Alberta Lai   Dear Friends, I am honored to embark on my new role as Director of the Italian Cultural Institute in Chicago. Building upon the Institute's rich tradition of showcasing Italy's classic and contemporary heritage, from the humanities to science, is an exciting challenge for me, one that I embrace with great enthusiasm. I...

Maria Luisa Lapresa è il nuovo Console d'Italia a Detroit. Lapresa succede al Console Nobili che da un paio di settimane ha assunto le funzioni a Bahia Blanca.   Romana, classe 1978, Lapresa è laureata in Scienze Politiche all'Università Luiss di Roma e ha conseguito un Dottorato di Ricerca in Discipline Economiche, Aziendali e Metodi Quanti...

By Paul Virgo and Emily Backus   Fiat Chairman John Elkann on Thursday said Sergio Marchionne should stay on as the carmaker's CEO beyond 2015 and that the planned merger between Fiat Industrial and CNH Global NV will be completed by September. Elkann was speaking as a meeting of Exor, the Agnelli family investment company that he chairs and...

Italian women — and their impact on more than 100 years of Chicago history — are the subject of a new book written and researched largely by Chicago residents. In the introduction to "Italian Women in Chicago," editor Dominic Candeloro states the book has been compiled in an attempt to "write" the wrongs of history with regards to Italian women's...