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When: Monday, March 8, 2021 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. CST - What: "Women. Empowerment. Leadership." an online panel discussion led by the Italian Professional Women group in Chicago 2020 fundamentally changed workplace dynamics, particularly for professional women. Companies face both a challenge and an opportunity for women at all management levels....

“Mio Dio!” (Oh my God!) - these are the words Janet Badia most associates with her first trip to Italy to discover her family’s roots; as she recalls, “they capture both the surprise and delight of an incredible adventure.” Janet traveled to Italy with her sister Lisa for the first time in 2012. Growing up immersed in the local Italian American com...

A popular fast-casual restaurant chain with deep roots in the Windy City is ready to leave its mark on the Motor City. Portillo's will open its first Michigan location on March 16 in Sterling Heights at 14425 Lakeside Circle. Portillo's, famous for its Italian beef sandwiches, Chicago-style hot dogs and chocolate cake, has more than 60 locations in...

The eldest brother refers to theirs as a "traditional Italian American upbringing" in Cleveland. Extended family members, he says, were "always forming businesses together and running them together ... sort of the immigrant-family kind of dynamic." So, of course, when Anthony Russo and his younger brother, Joe Russo, decided to become filmmakers, t...

Eric Nittolo has lived in Northern Michigan for much of his life. Now, he’s setting out to open his own restaurant in Lake Leelanau, Nittolo’s Pizza, to celebrate good company and good food. “My son Dominic is spear heading it and my whole family is just going to be involved in the summer,” said Nittolo He says for their grand opening on Saturday,...

Even though only 25 percent of my DNA leads back to Italy, I have always considered myself Italian. Given my surname, everyone assumes I’m pure Italian. (Everyone except my Irish mother who always reminded me that the majority of my roots lay in Ireland.) The fact that I grew up in a part of Illinois inhabited by few Italians did nothing to separat...

The Italian American Chamber of Commerce presents the new True Italian Taste Webinar “Scientific health benefits of the Mediterranean diet”, in collaboration with Assocamerestero and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. The event will analyze from a scientific point of view the benefits of the Mediterranean diet and the IG...

The City of Chicago, in a release distributed on February 17, 2021, launched the Chicago Monuments Project website at chicagomonuments.org kicking off the public engagement phase of the Chicago Monuments Project. The new website identifies monumental sculptures, artworks, and commemorative plaques on the public way and in Chicago parks selected by...

Chicago Style Italian beef sandwich is an Italian American recipe that originated in Chicago in the 1930’s. It is classic Chicago Street food, composed of beef simmered in an au jus. The beef is put on crusty bread, dipped in the broth and topped with roasted sweet peppers and giardiniera (Italian style pickled vegetables). This sandwich has become...

Suffering 75 percent hearing loss as a member and then leader of a mortar squad in the push toward Berlin, Alex Fosco took part in three major battles on the way to victory over the Nazis. The oldest of five children and only son, Alex Fosco was born on Sept. 19, 1925, in Chicago to Alex and Mary Vespa Fosco. The family lived in the Italian neighbo...

The Salvino Wealth Management Team has hung out its own shingle, launching Performance Wealth in January. The independent registered investment advisor manages $2.2 billion in client assets and will operate out of offices in Hinsdale, Illinois; Naples, Florida; and San Diego. The team’s mission is to “create detailed financial plans and investment...

2021 marks a milestone for Glorioso’s Italian Market, 1011 E. Brady St., which has officially been a Milwaukee  staple for 75 years. In celebration of their semi-sesquicentennial – and to thank the community for their years of support – the East Side grocer has planned a year-long series of events and promotions, which will kick off with a celebrat...