by Dominic Candeloro   Dear friends, You may have heard about an important initiative underway at Loyola University Chicago. The Italian American community is working together to raise $500,000 to establish an endowed professorship dedicated to an Italian American Studies interdisciplinary program. This program at Loyola is the answer to th...

Alto Adige, one of Italy's smallest wine-producing regions, is also one of the country's most diverse. Education is vital to help spread awareness and understanding of these multi-faceted wines. Following the success of the 2012 Master Class series hosted by Master Sommelier, Laura Maniec, Alto Adige Wines has re-launched an educational initiative...

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti was honored by the Juvenile Justice Initiative on Sept. 16 at the Union League Club of Chicago for his dedication to sharing music with children in the juvenile justice system. The event celebrates JJI's 15th year anniversary and the organization's many accomplishments, including raising the...

By Cookie Curci   This is not your grandma's Al Capone. No, you won't find that notorious image in this book. He's not the Al Capone we've seen in countless films, documentaries and TV programs, not the Al Capone (1899-1947) who ruled the Chicago underworld during the "Roaring Twenties" or masterminded the St. Valentine's Day massacre. No, t...

by Nick Kurczewski   The Maserati Ghibli is the Italian automaker's attempt at being less esoteric and a bit more mainstream. The brand's sultry good looks are still there, thank goodness. But the entry price is a slightly more digestible $66,900 - or tens of thousands less than the next Maserati in the family tree.   That's stil...

La manager più in vista di un marchio della moda universalmente noto come Dolce & Gabbana. È stata lei ad aprire il grande negozio sulla Fifth Avenue, il flagship store, e poi a lanciare le boutique di Toronto, Chicago, Aspen e Boston. Una vita sotto i riflettori, immersa nel mondo delle celebrity della moda e dello spettacolo.   Federic...

Congrats — and a big "Bravo!" — to Chicago's own George Randazzo — founder and chairman of the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame — for being among the honorees at the upcoming 38th annual National Italian American Foundation gala in Washington, D.C. Randazzo will receive the organization's Community Leadership Award.   The other...

Neighborhoods of the World Festival: Featuring Italian Star Daniela NardiSunday, February 8th, 12 noon - 3pmNavy Pier - Crystal Gardens - 600 E Grand - Chicago   This year's Neighborhoods of the World, an annual cultural tribute celebrating the rich tapestry of Chicago's diverse communities, will open with a performance by awa...

Navy Pier is adding a household Chicago pizza name to its growing list of new restaurants designed to boost traffic at the lakeside tourist hotspot. Giordano's Pizza is slated to move in to the 3,200-square-foot dining space on the north side of the pier's main entrance, the restaurant chain will announce today.   The highly visible spa...

CHICAGO - Presentato al nuovo Console generale d'Italia a Chicago Adriano Monti il documento d'intesa fra la città di Bagheria, il Consolato e il Comites per promuovere la città siciliana negli USA.   Nel corso dell'incontro Luigi Sciortino, presidente dell'Associazione Bagheria nel Mondo e componente del Comites tra gli anni 1991-2010, ha c...