On Friday, December 15, Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard Founder and Managing Equity Partner was honored by the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame with the 2023 "Sportsman of the Year" Award. Each year, the "Sportsman of the Year" Award is presented to an individual who has exhibited tremendous leadership, benevolence and humanitarian activit...

Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo grew up in Chicago hearing stories from his father, the legendary scout Phil Rizzo, about Italian sports icons like Joe DiMaggio and Rocky Marciano. Now the younger Rizzo will take his place alongside DiMaggio, Marciano and other greats from his ethnic heritage when he is inducted Friday night into th...

Edward Malatesta was born on Nov. 8, 1924, the youngest of five children and the only son of Alessandro and Gulia (Ragnetti) Malatesta. His parents immigrated to the United States from Senigallia, Italy, as a young married couple, first to Philadelphia and then to the Taylor Street Little Italy in Chicago. The family settled on the Northwest Side a...

An East Coast hospitality group will kick off its ambitious three-restaurant plan for the Windy City this week with the debut of its first restaurant in Downtown Chicago. Olio e Più, an expansive trattoria and enoteca featuring Italy’s many regional cuisines, debuts Wednesday at 445 N. Dearborn Street in River North, aiming to win over local diners...

Italian beef sandwiches are the past, the present, and the future. While this iconic dish has been a household name in Chicago for nearly a century, the popularity exploded with the success of The Bear, a Hulu show centered on an Italian beef shop. Even before the show, fans of the sandwich were frequently passionate enough to spread the love by op...

The Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, in collaboration with Northwestern University cordially invites emerging and established literary authors working in the Chicago area and Midwest to showcase their talent at an event taking place on April 5 at 6pm at the Italian Cultural Institute. This celebration of contemporary artists will be dedicated...

Cactus Bar & Grill stood in the South Loop financial district for more than three decades before the pandemic forced the neighborhood institution to close in 2020. Now, a veteran Chicago chef hopes to tempt visitors with comforting piles of delicate orecchiette and plump raviolo stuffed with pecorino and guanciale. Cristian Mendoza and Petros Papat...

A pediatric dentist with more than 25 years of experience, Victoria A. Ursitti, D.M.D., who practices in Arlington Heights, Illinois, was installed as the 2024 vice president of the Chicago Dental Society (CDS) on November 12. Dr. Ursitti has previously held numerous leadership positions with CDS, including Treasurer of CDS as well as Director and...

No matter how successful he’s become or how much he’s accomplished in his professional career, Salem’s Sean Stellato has always stayed true to his roots. Whether he’s taking a trip down memory lane on his former high school playing surface — the one and only Bertram Field — or visiting his grandmother’s grave to continue to honor her legacy, the 45...

December 20 2023, 18:00 (Local time) - Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago (500 Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL). Free with registration. Doors open at 5:30pm CT. Please register each participant individually, using the form on this page. September 1350. Giovanni Boccaccio was commissioned to bring ten gold florins as symbolic compensation to Sister Be...