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The sights, sounds and aromas of Italian food and fun will fill one downtown Indy block this weekend. The Italian Street Festival kicks off Friday evening at Indy's Holy Rosary Catholic Church.   Volunteers have spent weeks prepping the red sauce, meatballs, Italian sausage and decadent homemade desserts. The festival will sell 800 gall...

by Tim Moran   The former home of Chicago's most notorious mobster is back on the market, with an asking price of less than $200,000. The unassuming, century-old structure at 7244 Prairie Ave. in the city's Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood is listed by Redfin at $179,000 - a significant dropoff from October 2014 when it was listed fo...

by Ted Cox   Native Americans will get their revenge on Christopher Columbus in Chicago with Indigenous People's Day joining Columbus Day if a new proposal clears the City Council. Aldermen Ameya Pawar (47th) and Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35th) submitted a proposal at Wednesday's Council meeting. If approved, it would mandate that "in conjun...

Quel 27 novembre 1901 era la vigilia di Thanksgiving, un freddo e cupo pomeriggio d'autunno che in Michigan significa inverno inoltrato. Vicino a Seneca, piccolo villaggio a poche miglia dal confine con l'Ohio, la Wabash Railroad aveva un solo binario.   Il Continental Express viaggiava spedito alla volta di Detroit con il suo carico di fami...

Members of the Lorain Montenero Italian Society greeted La Befana, the Italian Christmas Witch, at the annual Christmas dinner Dec. 7 at the Italian-American Veterans Post No. 1, 4567 Oberlin Ave., Lorain.   "In Italian folklore, La Befana is an old woman who delivers gifts to children throughout Italy on Epiphany Eve, the night of Jan. 5, i...

Ethnic Italian Records: Analysis, Conservation and Restoration of the Repertoire of Italian-American Emigration on 78 Vinyl LPs. Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - Tuesday, October 20, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT) - Chicago, IL Presentation of "Ethnic Italian Records: Analysis, conservation and restoration of the rep...

Known for his baseball acumen and thick-rimmed glasses, Chicago Cubs Manager Joe Maddon led his team to the best record (103-58) in Major League Baseball's 2016 season. Maddon, whose original family name was Maddonini, was born on February 8, 1954 in northeastern Pennsylvania (West Hazelton).   He graduated from Lafayette College and went on...

Il prossimo 5 luglio alle ore 17.00 a Gagliano Aterno (AQ) presso l'ex monastero di S. Chiara (oggi sede della scuola del Corpo Forestale dello Stato), sarà inaugurato il 9° corso di lingua e cultura Italiana per studenti della Wayne State University di Detroit (Michigan, USA), e il 6° corso di preparazione al TOEFL per studenti dell'Università Uni...

By Greg Hoersten To the newspapers he was the "Banana King," an Italian immigrant who arrived in Lima in 1889 and grew a Public Square produce stand into a thriving distributorship by the early 20th century.   To his daughter Louise Cardosi, born Aug. 25, 1915, Victor Cardosi was the beloved father who "was always teaching me something," th...

If the rollicking boogie king and swingin' clown prince Louis Prima was a tough act to follow in his lifetime, imagine what it must be like to bring the musician back to life on stage in a way that pleases and amazes listeners.   That's exactly the challenge Anthony Crivello has tackled with "Louis & Keely: 'Live' at the Sahara," which c...

Onesti Entertainment will continue its yearlong celebration of the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra's birthday with a hallmark performance by his son on Nov. 11 at the Arcada Theater in St. Charles.   In stories, photos and videos, Frank Sinatra Jr. will deliver first-hand recollections of life on and off stage with his iconic father in "S...

During the 1920s, William "Bill" P. Falsetta often dealt with discrimination head-on. Falsetta grew up in Grand Ledge and was picked on for his Italian-American heritage. Verbal abuse affected the way he did his schoolwork and often led to his peers' refusal to play sports with him.   But no matter how bad it got, Falsetta didn't hold r...