Memorial Day isn't the only holiday in May. There's a lesser known, but perhaps tastier holiday, a few days before. In honor of National Italian Beef Day May 27, Chicago's iconic Italian Beef restaurant Buona will be giving away free, slow-roasted Italian beef sandwiches May 27-30, the restaurant says. In order to get the free sandwich, customers w...

The Chicago West Suburban Chapter of UNICO National will honor Ron Onesti as Humanitarian of the Year on June 10 at Belvedere Banquets in Elk Grove Village. As you can well imagine, wherever Onesti goes, an amazing show is sure to follow. Among the cavalcade of stars slated to perform that evening are Tony Ocean, Nick Pontarelli, Chicago’s Pianoman...

Wheaton attorney Jessica Defino has been elected president of the Justinian Society of Lawyers, DuPage County Chapter. Joining her as officers are Vice President Amanda Zannoni, Second Vice President Kira Albrecht, Secretary Anthony DeLongis, Treasurer Gabby Antoniolli and Comptroller Elizabeth Pope. A member of the DuPage County Chapter since she...

Cav Uff. Lyn Scolaro has been elected president of the Sons and Daughters of Italy in America. Scolaro takes the helm from Pat Pierce, who briefly succeeded founder and longtime president Joe Papa. “I want to thank Pat for doing such a great job of leading SADIA,” says Papa, who stepped down as president when he moved to Florida in January. “The or...

The team at Hardcore Italians, led by Mike Carioscia Jr., a Shopify expert and brand builder, has added another feather to their hat as the entertainment website was recently recognized at the “Night At The Fights,” an event hosted by the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame (NIASHOF) in Chicago. The historic night, which was the first box...

Sunday, May 15, 2022. 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM CDT. Riviera Foods Chicago, 3220 North Harlem Avenue, Chicago, IL. We’re hosting a new event, and we’d love to see you there. Join us for Harlem Avenue Little Italy's Bella Strada!! The first Bella Strada in May of 2021 was a great success and we are coming back for round 2!! Our beautifully diverse community...

After a two-year absence, the Italian Club of Benld is inviting everyone back to Benld City Park for the 68th Annual Italian-American Days Festival on May 27-29. Club President Jerry Saracco said that, while he is happy the festival is returning, the non-profit organization is proceeding with caution, such as shortening its run. "We're not really s...

The Italian American Women's Association handed out three scholarships to women going off to college Monday evening. The organization has been handing out scholarships for the last 21 years. Recipients are all graduating seniors who excelled academically. In order to be eligible, they had to write essays describing what their Italian heritage means...

The Sons of Italy Lodge in Kankakee voted to donate $4,000 to various charities at the group’s recent meeting. The lodge usually makes charitable bequests during the Christmas season, but it did not get a chance to do that as meetings and activities were postponed because of COVID. The group decided to fund two scholarships and make four $500 donat...

The daughter of a 20th-century saint is opening an international pilgrimage center in Springfield, Illinois. Dr. Gianna Emanuela Molla, who is the daughter of St. Gianna Beretta Molla (1922-1962), is opening the center to promote the sanctity of the family and the protection of all human life.  Effingham Radio reports that the center will be named...