"This was our first completion in the World Pizza Games in Vegas and it was tough competing with the 230 exceptional pizza artisans from all over the world," said Bruno Brunetti. "It was an honor to compete in those divisions and a thrill to see us do so well, along with Leonardo taking Top 10 overall in the Italian Neapolitan Pizza Division." &nb...

Chicago's Lincoln Park is one of the priciest neighborhoods in the city. But it's also home to a sacred place honoring a champion of the poor. The shrine and chapel dedicated to Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini had been shuttered for a decade, and there were concerns that it might never reopen. But it has. The site was rededicated on Sunday with a mas...

By Vincenzo Arcobelli   Nel sessantottesimo anniversario della Festa della Repubblica Italiana, e' stata organizzata CTIM Nord America la manifestazione dedicata "all'Italian National Day". Un'occasione estremamente significativa dal momento che dopo alcuni anni è proprio il CTIM a farsi promotore di una così rilevante iniziativa per i color...

Use a smartphone to diagnose eye diseases and share images with other specialists in a cloud network. The possibility will soon be available using a device called D-eye designed and built by Si14, a laboratory from Padua run by incubator M31 that will be presented October 10 to 21 at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Ch...

The Italian American Chamber of Commerce invites you to Italian Luncheon Lecture series: November 9-10-11, 2015   Monday Nov. 9, 12:00-1:00pm Lecture & Italian LuncheonDesign Excellence in the Region of Lazio, Italy, click for more infoPaolo D'Arrigo, Board Member, Interior Design Association of Italy (ADI) at Interna...

by Nikitta Foston   Thousands gathered at a church in suburban Chicago on Wednesday to visit a display holding the remains of Maria Goretti, an 11-year-old Italian girl who became the Roman Catholic Church's youngest saint. The skeleton of Goretti, who was stabbed to death during an attempted rape in 1902, was encased in a wax statue ly...

The Induction Committee of the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame (NIASHF) announced today the inductees for the Class of 2013. This year's class includes: former Chicago Blackhawk Eddie Olczyk, who played 17 seasons in the NHL, accumulated almost 800 points, and was elected to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012; Johnny Antonelli, fiv...

By John Ruane Sometimes you attend an event and the thought of it is gone the next day. Sometimes it stays with you, like Doug Buffone's wake and funeral. Having grown up in the 1960s in Chicago, the teams of that era were best known for two players, Dick Butkus and Gayle Sayers.   They were incredible football players and so much fun...

by Lou Carlozo   DiPieroYou've got answers? Frank DiPiero has questions: lots of them. An affable and curious guy by nature, DiPiero has turned pride in his Italian-American identity into a shared Internet radio experience with a light-hearted name: "Keepin' It Real with Frankie D."   For him, it marks another step in his effort to pr...

Open since December 2, Eataly, the larger-than-life castle of consumption, has become the buzz not only in Chicago but the entire Midwest. No one, even Eataly bigwigs Mario Batali, Joe and Lidia Bastianich, or Adam and Alex Saper, could have predicted the amount of popularity this Italian emporium has garnered thus far.   Due to 120,000 visi...