by Mark Jacob and Stephan Benzkofer   Monday is Columbus Day, a holiday that Chicago has celebrated with a parade since 1868. Italians have brought a rich culture to the city, along with such luminaries as Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, sportscaster Harry Caray, activist Florence Scala, actors Joe Mantegna and Dennis Farina. And there's much mor...

Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago. Thursday, October 22, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)Chicago, IL. "Dante and the Limits of the Law", a book presentation by Professor Justin Steinberg, University of Chicago with the participation of Emanuele Coccia, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris"Dante and the L...

by Leonard F. Amari   This month we highlight the distinguished career of prominent lawyer, litigator and government leader James P. Montana. Montana's father, James Sr., was also a lawyer, highly respected attorney and community leader, truly beloved and well known and a moving force for decades in the successful growth of the 97-year-old J...

On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day,the Director of the Italian Cultural Institute, Silvio Marchetti,is pleased to invite you to "The Thread of Memory - projects and experiences on the memories of the Holocaust in Saluzzo and the Province of Cuneo" with the participation of Paolo Allemano, Mayor of Saluzzo, Sandro C...

The Director of the Italian Cultural InstituteSilvio Marchettiis pleased to invite you to the exhibition:   "Paolo Eleuteri Serpieri: The American West through Italian Eyes" Meet the Artist. Serpieri is one of the leading European comics artist in U.S. This exhibition showcases Serpieriʼs love for images of the American West, that he conso...

The Genealogy Department will be starting a Writing Practice Group in September! Join us for a lunchtime writing group where we will practice writing. New prompts will be given each month.   Please bring a lunch and notebook. Prompts will be provided. We will meet the 2nd Monday of each month from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Florentine Room of...

By Drew Reed In March 2011, the last public housing high-rise in Chicago's Cabrini-Green was torn down. For many in the city, it was a relief. Cabrini-Green had come to symbolise the violence, social ills, and miserable living conditions that struck fear in their hearts.   But for the people who had lived there, the moment was bittersweet....

The Chicago office of AFS-USA is looking for host families who are willing and able to take in several Italian students this summer. AFS-USA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, offers international exchange programs in more than 40 countries around the world through independent, nonprofit AFS Organizations, each with a network of volunteers, a pr...

The Italian Cultural Institute presents Andreas Vesalius (1515-1564): A Pioneer in Medicine, a lecture by Prof. Damiano Rondelli, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, on Nov. 19, at 6 p.m.   Professor Rondelli will talk about the life of Andreas Vesalius, a professor of anatomy at the University of Padova, who in 154...

Casa Italia will be honoring Dominic Sergi, CEO of Rex Electric & Technologies, LLC, as this year's honoree at the Annual Gala Dinner Dance. The Dinner Dance will be held Saturday February 15, 2014 at Alta Villa Banquets
 located at 430 N. Addison Rd. ~ Addison.   TICKET PRICE - $85 ea. - 5:30 p.m. cocktails and spectacular appetize...