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by Alicia LeGrand-Riniker   Investigating your family history has become a popular activity, but not every search leads to an international partnership. Amber Dhesse of Spring Valley loved her grandmother, but when her grandmother passed away Dhesse felt the loss. Soon Dhesse found herself connecting with family she never knew she had....

Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - Hours: 6:00 p.m. - Site: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 N Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 Five Thousand Stories of Italian Migration from the Mountains of Bologna and Modena to America at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: a book presentation by Pier Giorgio Ardeni   This...

Linda Jennings, director of the History Room at the Herrin City Library, can trace the lineage of many of the Italian families in Herrin and Energy to the tiny northern Italian village of Cuggiono, just west of Milan. At the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries, more than 5,000 immigrants left Cuggiono, searching for better live...

January 20, 2016 - Wednesday 6:00 PM - Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450 - Chicago, Illinois 60611. On the occasion of Lyric Opera's upcoming production of Nabucco conducted by Maestro Carlo Rizzi, The Italian Cultural Institute, in collaboration with Lyric Opera of Chicago, presents...

Anthony Guida took over as president of the Italian American Labor Council of Greater Chicago in January 2015. A member since 2007 and a director since 2008, Guida was drawn to the organization by what it represents and accomplishes, and the sense of family and charity that the organization fosters.   "Our mission is to help Italian American...

For the third year in a row, the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans will stage the Columbus Day Parade on its old stomping ground: State Street. "I'm proud that one of my legacies will be to return the Columbus Day Parade to State Street," JCCIA President Frank Cerrone says. According to JCCIA Executive Director JoAnn Serpico, the eve...

Domenica prossima il Ctim Nord America si ritroverà a Chicago per celebrare la Festa della Repubblica. Un'occasione "estremamente significativa", spiegano dalla Direzione del Comitato Tricolore, "dal momento che dopo alcuni anni è proprio il CTIM a farsi promotore di una così rilevante iniziativa per i colori italiani.   Dopo il Consola...

More than 400 members, honorees and guests gathered on April 16 at Alta Villa Banquets in Addison for CIACO's annual Honor and Hope Gala. This year's gala honored Humanitarian of the Year John McCallion. In addition, 20 scholarships were awarded to college-bound students who qualified based on financial need and academic achievement. The event als...

Ci ha lasciati ieri, dopo un periodo di malattia, Teresa Nascimbeni. Teresa e' stata per decenni uno dei pilastri della comunita' italiana del Michigan. Ha lavorato con il Comites (che ha presieduto) e con l'ANFE, l'associazione che aiuta le famiglie italiane o residenti in Italia che hanno un bimbo affetto da retinopatia del prematuro.  ...

By Pati LaLonde   With a growing fan base, Whistling Idiots Comedy Dinner Theatre is no longer the best kept secret in Bay City. As they begin their third season, fans and newcomers will be treated to more than the farces that have made the little theater a hit.   Case in point: "Over the River and Through the Woods," one of owne...

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

A recent graduate of the Interdisciplinary Arts and Media MFA program at Columbia College Chicago and an Italian in Chicago, Valentina Vella is presenting A Ride West – live.   The project began in 2012 when Valentina Vella became strangely obsessed with the idea of riding a horse across America.   Read more   Source: http...