Former Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio is making the most of his time at home, along with a mouth-watering homemade Italian meal. The Broncos' Twitter account shared a video of the current Denver Broncos head coach making homemade meatballs and red sauce, backed by soothing Italian music. While he’s currently relieved of coaching dut...

A native of Toronto, Joseph Yanuziello is the master craftsman behind some of the world’s most sought-after guitars. In the boutique guitar marketplace, where instruments routinely command $5,000 or more, Joseph Yanuziello’s instruments have become so popular you might think his company’s motto is “sold out.” As fast as he can build his stunning in...

Born in Italy and trained by the Army as a cameraman, Gino Bartucci toured the country photographing atomic bombs, filming bombers flying overhead and helping create documentaries. Gino Bartucci was born in Malvitani di Rende, a small village in Calabria. Of the nine children born to Vincenzo and Maria Carmella (Pisello) Bartucci, six survived infa...

This school year’s calendar is in flux, but Homewood District 153 board members adopted the 2020-21 school calendar and designated Oct. 12 as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, rather than the traditional Columbus Day. Columbus Day was declared a national holiday in 1934 in recognition of Christopher Columbus' exploration of a new world. And, it became a spe...

An American entrepreneur with deep Italian roots, Joe Mansueto is bringing the indomitable spirit of his ancestors to bear on his latest challenge: the transformation of Chicago’s Major League Soccer team. Local billionaire Joe Mansueto made headlines last September when he bought the Chicago Fire, and the dramatic changes he has made to the city’s...

One of the owners of Italian restaurant Osteria Langhe appears to be opening a restaurant in Quiote’s old spot on California Avenue. A city permit for an incidental liquor license and outdoor patio was issued Feb. 13 for a new establishment at 2456 N. California Ave. Aldo Zaninotto, co-owner and partner at cozy Italian restaurant Osteria Langhe at...

Dr. Charles C. DiFranco, will ascend to the presidency of the Arcolian Dental Arts Society on April 28 at Toscana Restaurant in Arlington Heights. For reservations, call Dr. Jessica Mattern at 480-794-0302. Dr. DiFranco works in partnership with his father, Dr. Charles F. DiFranco, and aunts Dr. Geri Ann DiFranco and Dr. Josephine DiFranco-Bordigno...

Briana DiTommaso Cardone is an Italian/Greek American restaurateur. She and her husband and business partner, Salvatore, are the purveyors of the award winning restaurants, Mambo Italiano Ristorante and Wild Buffalo Italian Gastro Pub, both in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Briana was raised on an Italian vineyard in the Chicago area where she le...

Josephine “Jo” Sangermano Townsend will be 92 come April, and for the last 50 years, she has been creating lovely and well-loved St. Joseph Day tables at her parish. For the past 17 years, the spry nonagenarian has been doing so at St. Celestine Church in Elmwood Park. “It makes me feel good to do this.,” said Sangermano Townsend, who also lives in...

Holy Week is central to the spiritual lives of Italians on both sides of the Atlantic, and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and Our Lady of Pompeii are playing their parts from Palm Sunday (April 5) to Easter Sunday (April 12). THE OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL PARISH & SHRINE (Melrose Park) will celebrate Mass in Italian at 10:30 a.m. and masses in English at 7:45...