Casa Italia's Person of the Year Gala brought together hundreds of well-wishers from the legal, labor and Italian-American communities to raise crucial funds for the Casa and pay tribute to attorney Louis C. Cairo.   Casa Chairman Dan Corrado, Dinner Dance Chairman Giuseppe Zerillo and longtime friend Mario Manfredini set the stage for Cairo...

Let's go back to the Great Lakes, in our journey to discover Italy in the USA, and today we are happy to meet with the Italian Consul General in Chicago, Adriano Monti, whom we thank for his cordial availability.   On the next October 23 and 24 Chicago will host the Italian Expo, the most important event yearly organized specifically to promote M...

My name is Salvatore Sciacca, the Executive Director of CIAP. I would like to personally invite you to our 10th event. If you are looking for a memorable event, then you have come to the RIGHT PLACE! Come join dozens of professionals mingle, network, break bread over a catered dinner from Salerno's Restaurant along with Italian red wine.  ...

Italian immigrants to Chicago faced many drastic changes in their environments and way of life. The bustling new metropolis was very different from an Italian rural village. The mass of new Italian immigrants who entered the city in the late nineteenth century, primarily men from the small towns surrounding Palermo, Sicily were either single or had...

The high-end Italian jeweller Buccellati, owned by Clessidra Investment Fund, opened its flagship U.S. store this month in Chicago.    Spread over 3 levels on the prestigious Oak Street, the mezzanine shows the modern design elements of blond wood and smokey mirrors, and the traditional vitrines that are signature in all Buccellati stor...

Francesco Rosi was one of Italy's most acclaimed and influential film-makers from the 1950s to the '90s.  Committed to portraying social issues, he continued the post-war neo-realist style, often examining corruption and criminality in his movies. His film The Mattei Affair won the Palme d'Or at the 1972 Cannes Film Festival.   "Hands O...

A panel of Italian American authors from the Chicago area will be autographing and discussing their books at a special presentation at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, June 9, at Casa Italia, the Italian Cultural Center, 3800 Division Street, Stone Park. The event will begin with refreshments and book sales at 9:30 a.m., followed by presentations at 10 a.m. &...

After 20 years honing its apparel skills in Europe, Beretta is taking aim at the American market. According to WWD, the 500-plus-year-old company, whose primary business is firearms, has offered apparel targeted to hunters and outdoorsmen in its own stores for more than 20 years.   For fall, Beretta is expanding its offering to a full lifest...

by Lou Carlozo   Casa Italia will honor Stefani Restaurant Group Vice President Claudio Ulivieri as Person of the Year at its 2016 Gala on Feb. 20 at Alta Villa Banquets. When he started as a kitchen worker at Stefani's on Fullerton Avenue, Claudio Ulivieri gave it one week to see how things would work out.   After all, he'd just...

Presentation from Matteo Picariello (Italian Trade Commissioner) and Bart Pascoli (North American Project Coordinator) of the Italian Trade Agency.   As the 4th largest economy of the EU and 8th largest economy in the world, Italy depends on remaining a strong leader in exports to the international community. Join Matteo Picariello, Italian...