Elections for the renewal of the COMITES were held in the consular districts all over the world with at least 3,000 members of AIRE (the Registry of Italian citizens residing abroad). The United States has ten consular districts: New York NY, Los Angeles CA, Boston MA, Detroit MI, Washington DC, Chicago IL, Miami FL, Philadelphia PA, San Francisco...

John Curry will ascend to the presidency of the Columbian Club of Chicago at a black-tie installation dinner on Jan. 29 at Medinah Country Club. For reservations, call Victor Guerrieri at 773-391-0882. Curry joined the Columbian Club in 2009. “I became interested after listening to my dearly departed friend Tony Morizzo talk about club events over...

Antonio Romanucci doesn’t get intimidated. He’s gone into the heart of a conservative Florida community and won a multi-million-dollar verdict in a police shooting case. He’s battling stop-and-frisk policies in the City of Chicago. He’s lead counsel for high-profile cases in Illinois against Sterigenics. Those instances were in the courtroom, a sec...

After decades as a standout hockey defenseman and accomplished assistant coach, as well as more than 20 years as the owner of his own business, Bob Nardella has concluded that the surest path to success is as a team player. “It doesn’t matter if you’re a janitor or a VIP executive — you have to work together to be successful,” says the 53-year-old,...

For parents of children on the autism spectrum, and those impacted by similar developmental disorders, the worst four words you can hear are “don’t expect too much.”So much of the uncertainty facing these families is owed to the broad nature of autism. It’s not a single, uniform disorder, but rather an umbrella diagnosis comprising a range of condi...

The Italian tricolors were proudly flown at nine Chicago-area libraries throughout the month of October thanks to the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans. The initiative was spearheaded by Cav. Uff. Lyn Scolaro, JCCIA third vice president and education committee chair. Italian books, decorations, photos, toys and other realia were among the...

Rosebud Restaurants, the nearly half-century old local Italian restaurant chain, unveiled a new flagship location in Prudential Plaza earlier this month. The new restaurant will be the brand’s ninth, but the three-level structure on Randolph Street, which includes an enclosed rooftop that overlooks Millennium Park, is taking a fresh approach: each...

Christmas is a time for celebration, but how we celebrate has changed over the centuries. How do you celebrate Christmas? Do you embrace the more secular version embodied by Santa Claus with his big bag of presents, or the more religious one in which gifts are given in recognition of God’s gift to us of His Son Jesus Christ? One tradition I embrace...

Donate a toy, leave with a free pop! Pop’s Italian Beef & Sausage is ringing in the season of giving through the launch of its donation drive with Toys for Tots. The flagship Chicago-based restaurant will participate in the Toys for Tots’ initiative, delivering hope to less fortunate children. To donate, customers can bring toys to the Chicago rest...

Senatore Renato Guerino Turano, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 5, 2021 while surrounded by his loving family while in the tranquility of his own home at the age of 79. Beloved Husband of the late Patricia Ann, nee Filishio, for a loving 54 years. Devoted Father of Lisa Turano, Renee (Robert) Novelle and Mario (Wanda) Turano. Loving Son...