The Council of Catholic Women of Mary, Seat of Wisdom Parish will host its inaugural Italian Dinner on Saturday, November 9. The celebration of Italian cuisine will be held at Mary, Seat of Wisdom School's Barry Gymnasium in Park Ridge, 920 Granville Avenue, from 6 to 9 p.m. The event is open to the public.   The evening offers something fun...

1-12 Maggio: Food Wine Expo. Quarta edizione della fiera business to business dedicata ai prodotti agroalimentari Italiani. Nei due giorni di programma le ditte Italiane partecipanti avranno l'occasione di condurre incontri commerciali con i principali importatori, distributori, ristoranti, supermercati, GDO e negozi di nicchia del Midwest degli St...

"My 19-year-old grandson, a sophomore at my alma mater, Fordham University, is the core of my happiness and life. I hardly acknowledge my daughter [Nina] when he's around; I'll walk right past her and go to him."   These words are bemusing in their honesty and could likely belong to any proud Italian-American grandfather known for his bluntn...

by Paola Boivin   The barbs are flowing as freely as the grappa. Jerry Colangelo is surrounded by 13 of his closest friends, many from the Hungry Hill neighborhood of his youth. "You're a funny guy, Jerry," someone shouts. "You mean 'odd'?" Joe Piunti says. "Did I ever expect Jerry to become this big? Hell no," offers Kelo Pan...

When Alfredo Capitanini, Sr., and his wife, Ada, opened the Italian Village in 1927, it was, simply, about good food. We are the same here at the Italian Village today. We are about good food, making every customer feel at home, and we respect tradition while not being afraid to innovate at the same time.   A quote from a program produced fo...

Sostenere lo sviluppo delle imprese Italiane nella filiera legno-arredo; promuovere negli USA il gusto dell'Abitare Italiano; incontrare gli imprenditori del legno e dell'arredo Italiano per sostenere il desiderio di fare impresa; creare opportunità di business; sviluppare la capacità di rispondere al mercato che cambia.   Sono questi i prin...

Singers Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble were discovered when the three singers appeared individually on Italy's televised singing competition – "Ti lascio una canzone." The show's creator/producer Roberto Cenci had the lads perform as a trio during the program's fourth episode, thus launching the group's career. Now Il Vol...

The Director of the Italian Cultural Institute Andrea Raos is pleased to invite you to  Roundtable Discussion on Don Giovanni by W. A. MozartTuesday, October 7th 6:00 PMItalian Cultural Institute   Join us for a roundtable discussion on Lyric Opera of Chicago's current production of Don Giovanni with Marina Rebeka (Donna Anna), An...

Italian Food & Wine Expo è l'unica fiera negli Stati Uniti interamente dedicata alla cucina italiana di alta qualità e al vino. Organizzato dalla Camera di Commercio Italiana Americana di Chicago, in collaborazione con ItalianExpo.us, l'evento offre alle aziende italiane l'occasione di trovare qualificati partner americani, e, a compratori ame...

1 On 1 Genealogy Consultation The Casa Italia Genealogy Department is now offering one on one genealogy assistance in our library on select Mondays. We are not only assisting with Italian research, but any ethnic background. Terri O'Connell is providing consultation on a few dates and specializes in Irish research and also Germans and Russians in...