By Vikki Ortiz Healy and Joseph Ruzich Stella Albano's Pizzeria in Cicero reopened Friday, serving up giant pizza puffs, spinach, onion and mushroom pizzas and Italian beef sandwiches the way it has for 25 years, because that's what Giovanni Donancricchia — known as "Pa" to his children who will take turns running the place in his absence — would...

Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - Hours: 6:00 p.m. - Site: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 N Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 Five Thousand Stories of Italian Migration from the Mountains of Bologna and Modena to America at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: a book presentation by Pier Giorgio Ardeni   This...

January 20, 2016 - Wednesday 6:00 PM - Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450 - Chicago, Illinois 60611. On the occasion of Lyric Opera's upcoming production of Nabucco conducted by Maestro Carlo Rizzi, The Italian Cultural Institute, in collaboration with Lyric Opera of Chicago, presents...

Anthony Guida took over as president of the Italian American Labor Council of Greater Chicago in January 2015. A member since 2007 and a director since 2008, Guida was drawn to the organization by what it represents and accomplishes, and the sense of family and charity that the organization fosters.   "Our mission is to help Italian American...

Domenica prossima il Ctim Nord America si ritroverà a Chicago per celebrare la Festa della Repubblica. Un'occasione "estremamente significativa", spiegano dalla Direzione del Comitato Tricolore, "dal momento che dopo alcuni anni è proprio il CTIM a farsi promotore di una così rilevante iniziativa per i colori italiani.   Dopo il Consola...

Tom Dreesen explains the need for including Italian American studies in the university curriculum. Memory of the Italian immigrant experience is fading fast and the only way to capture that slice of Italian and American history is serious study and teaching university level teaching, research and writing about the epic struggles and the remarkable...

Mario Tricoci, 73, is founder of the Chicago-based Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas. Mr. Tricoci, who lived in Italy until he was 17, finds new inspiration when he returns to Europe to visit, and he elevates trendy looks by replicating them with clothes and accessories from high-end designers. What do you wear to work?We are in black and w...

A recent graduate of the Interdisciplinary Arts and Media MFA program at Columbia College Chicago and an Italian in Chicago, Valentina Vella is presenting A Ride West – live.   The project began in 2012 when Valentina Vella became strangely obsessed with the idea of riding a horse across America.   Read more   Source: http...

Andrea Babbi, sulla promozione ha le idee chiare. Dalla poltrona di comando dell'Enit manda un chiaro messaggio: «Dobbiamo presentare l'Italia non più come una raccolta di regioni e categorie turistiche belle e attraenti ma, piuttosto, come un unico paese, soprattutto agli occhi dei nuovi turisti dei paesi emergenti nel mercato economico mondiale,...

Did you know that an Italian American was the founding Director of the NY Metropolitan Museum of Art from 1879-1904? Join us for the Casa Italia Library Volunteers' legendary Coffee Break 2:30 pm Monday August 4 when our special guest will be professor of History at Anne Arundel College (MD), Frank Alduino