Insieme a Chicago is introducing a special opportunity for kids ages 4-7 and 7-10 to attend a unique bilingual story-time with a special guest from Italy, Sara Corsini. The event will take place on Sunday, March 29th from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at St Michael Church Parish Center–1633 N. Cleveland Ave, Chicago.   Two sessions will be available:...

by Alanna Chiefari   Entrepreneurial roots run deep within event planner Michelle Durpetti. The daughter of Tony and Marion Durpetti, owners of Chicago's legendary Gene & Georgetti restaurant, and granddaughter of the restaurant's late cofounder Gene Michelotti, she boasts an impressive hospitality industry pedigree. Never one to rest o...

The casual eatery extends a "mom and pop" spirit alongside a menu of rustic Italian cuisine. The restaurant's name pays homage to the partners' Calabrian heritage (Chef Chiapetti and Joseph Frasca), and all of the relatives who have enriched their lives over memorable meals.   Expect a menu of regional signatures by Chef Chiappetti - who has...

by Calogero Lombardo   The history of the Sicilian neighborhood on the Near North Side of Chicago begins around the time of the Chicago Fire. Scandinavians and Germans had by then established colonies there, and were infiltrated by the Irish soon after. Italians had begun filtering in by the 1850s, but their inhabitation would not coalesce i...

31 Maggio, 11.00am. In occasione del prossimo 2 Giugno, Festa della Repubblica.  Appuntamento alla Chiesa Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii alla presenza delle Autorita' locali, delle Organizzazioni ed Associazioni Italo Americane e delle Rappresentanze Diplomatiche Consolari. Dopo la S.Messa ci sara' una processione con tutte le organizzazio...

by Kerry Lester   Over the years he tried wooing her with calls, trips to Italy, and becoming close with members of the family. After a decade, he's finally scored a date.   Ron Onesti's quest to bring Academy Award-winning actress Sophia Loren to town isn't a romantic venture, but it's undeniable he -- and just about everyone else --...

Adrian Da Prato, a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's violin section from 1946 until 1996, died on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, in Chicago. He was 94.   Born in Barga in 1920, in the region of Tuscany, Da Prato became fascinated with the sound of the violin while attending silent movies as a child in his native Italy. The films were acco...

Katherine Amari O'Dell and Joseph F. Locallo III have joined their illustrious fathers as partners at the Law Offices of Amari & Locallo. O'Dell graduated from Queen of All Saints Grade School, Regina Dominican High School, Northern Illinois University and The John Marshall Law School. A former assistant Cook County State's Attorney for three year...

di Francesco Semprini   Un ambizioso piano di sostegno del «made in Italy» di eccellenza attraverso il lavoro dell'Italian Trade Agency (Ita), e nell'ambito di un cammino sempre più concreto verso il trattato di libero scambio tra Europa ed Usa (Ttip). È questo il messaggio emerso nel corso della missione che ha avuto luogo a Chicago nei gio...

by Paul Blasco   It's been 25 years since Gianni Delisi opened up his dream restaurant on Halsted Street. And in a few months, he will mark the 25th anniversary of the day his future wife walked in the front door.   For Delisi, the block has changed a great deal over the past 25 years, but the authentic Italian dishes that made t...