Chicago Lawyer Magazine presented its 2023 Person of the Year Award to Patrick A. Salvi II, the Chicago managing partner at the law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard. The honor is bestowed annually upon a newsmaker, trendsetter or legal leader, according to the publication’s managing editor, John McNally. Salvi’s efforts to finalize an overall se...

United Airlines will resume its Chicago-Rome route earlier than previously planned in 2024, starting flights on March 7. Previously, the airline planned to restart flights on March 30. Another early restartThough winter craziness is just beginning, and Chicago just received its first snow of the season, United Airlines, among others, is planning fo...

Stefani Restaurant Group is opening its newest concept Stefani’s Bottega Italiana on January 30. Located at 6075 N. Milwaukee Avenue, the specialty quick-service Italian shop and pasta lab will feature authentic pasta dishes, Roman pizza, and Italian (schiacciata) sandwiches, as well as take-home items like fresh handmade and house made pasta and s...

My father, Daniel (Adelmo) Donati, departed Genoa, Italy, with my grandmother aboard the SS Caserta and arrived at Ellis Island on Dec. 5, 1914. My grandfather was already in the U.S., and he sent for his family once he was established in an area outside Monongahela, Pennsylvania. When my father reached his teens, he was sent to Chicago for employm...

When: January 28 2024, 19:30 (Local time) - Where: Galvin Recital Hall, 70 Arts Circle Drive Evanston, IL 60208 In collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, the distinguished Italian violinists Antonio Pellegrino and Dino De Palma join the Baroque Music Ensemble to present Vivaldi’s ever-popular The Four Seasons. Pellegrino and...

The Italian Trade Agency (ITA) will once again sponsor a curated selection of some of Italy’s very best menswear and men’s accessories designers at the Chicago Collective trade show, February 3-6, 2024, at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago, Illinois. Sartorial tradition and the world’s most sophisticated manufacturing techniques combine to lead US re...

On the occasion of the new production of Cinderella (La Cenerentola) by Gioachino Rossini, on stage at the Lyric Opera of Chicago from January 21st through February 10th, the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago presents a discussion to introduce Rossini’s opera, led by prof. Jesse Rosenberg and some cast members. Rossini’s enchanting fairytale he...

While he was growing up in Chicago Heights during World War II, Dominic Candeloro wasn’t at all proud of his Italian ancestry. His father was a low-paid construction worker who only learned a few words of English. That and the fact that Italy was fighting against the Allies made him ashamed of his roots. The feeling persisted after the war, when th...

Nobody wants to be thought of as stupid, an idiot…Or comme si dice what’s that word I’m looking for? Oh. Chumbolone. Ah yes, Chumbolone. Because no one wants to be a Chumbolone. No one. It’s worse than being thought to be a mook. A Chicago cop named Anthony Doyle—whom prosecutors described as a muscled-up messenger boy/juice loan collector for the...

Carme Forte Jr. will ascend to the presidency of the Columbian Club of Chicago at a black-tie installation dinner on Jan. 27 at Medinah Country Club. Forte has been a member since 2015. “My father has been a member of the club for 20 years or more, and I always loved attending events with our family,” he explains. “I wanted to become more involved...