A long-running effort to turn a stretch of Harlem Avenue on the Far Northwest Side into a walkable showcase for Italian American businesses and culture like Little Italy’s Taylor Street is inching forward. City planners told the 2-mile stretch between Grand Avenue and Irving Park Road can become a destination neighborhood with improvements to the s...

The Italian American Veterans Museum ushered in a new slate of officers with the new year, electing retired Navy Cdr. Joseph Edward Troiani, Ph.D., as president. “I’m proud to serve as president of the museum in honor of family members who served in the military before me,” Troiani says. Troiani’s grandfather Joseph Troiani served in the U.S. Army...

Italian flag carrier ITA Airways opened its newest international route, a nonstop connection between the airline's fortress hub at Rome's Fiumicino Airport (FCO) and Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) on Sunday. The inaugural flight departed at around 15:00 in the afternoon from Chicago and is set to touch down shortly after 07:00 on Monday...

When: The May 11 2024, 21:00 (Local time) - Where: Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL, 60618 The Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago presents an exclusive concert of ITALIAN SURF ACADEMY at the Hungry Brain in Chicago. ITALIAN SURF ACADEMY is a trio leaded by New York based guitarist Marco Cappelli, featuring bassist Damon Banks and dr...

The third Chicago location of Bonci, the fabled Italian pizzeria from Rome, should open later this month in Lakeview at 3151 N. Broadway. Bonci features pizza al taglio, rectangular slices that are sold deli style — by its weight. Named after founder Gabrielle Bonci, the pizzeria features a light and airy crust topped with artisan ingredients. Thur...

Onesti Entertainment will host a “History Rocks” fundraiser for the St. Charles History Museum on May 1 in the Rock ‘N Ravioli restaurant, with food, raffles and live music. The event will run from 6 to 9 p.m. in the restaurant at 105 E. Main St., and will feature an “Italian Feast Buffet” with Onesti’s famous meatballs and live music after dinner...

A Chicago politician is thinking twice about renaming Columbus Drive for Barack Obama after outraged Italian-Americans questioned why the former president should be honored “at the expense of one ethnic group.” The Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans had blasted the proposed rebranding as “offensive” last week, with president Ron Onesti desc...

The eldest of four children, Salvatore Palazzolo was born in Chicago to Paolo and Giuseppa (Leone) Palazzolo. Salvatore’s parents emigrated from Cinisi, a small town in Sicily, to Elmwood Park in 1976. They later moved to River Grove, where Palazzolo grew up. Most of his father’s family lived in the surrounding area. “We were all close,” says Palaz...

Alto Adige Wines continues its Digging Deeper Roots campaign in the US market through comprehensive and thoughtful trade and media initiatives. Launched in 2023, the program enhances this Italian region's reach, awareness and understanding with key target audiences. It is led by the region's agency of record, Teuwen, an Evins Communications Company...

Giordano’s, Chicago’s hometown iconic deep-dish pizza brand, is celebrating its milestone 50th anniversary with an ode to the city that put the brand on the map. Established in 1974, Giordano's has become synonymous with deep-dish pizza excellence, attracting not only locals but visitors across the world. In honor of this landmark moment, the world...