by Frank Amaro Italian American War Veterans Post 1 & North Riverside Carson's provide 30 Christmas Trees to families in Berwyn. Christin Life Church in Berwyn will distribute them to families from the area that are less fortunate. Great Thanks to Robin Adams from Carson's, Pastor Josh from Christin Life, and the IAWV Post 1 for working toget...

Massimo Finazzer Flory returns to Chicago for recites and responds in the language of the time, with projected English texts, on the infancy of the genius of Leonardo da Vinci, his activities in the civil and military fields, as well as how to become a good painter. The performance touches on the relationship between painting and science, painting...

A fresh, nuanced perspective on a profoundly perplexing country: this is what Wallis Wilde-Menozzi's unique, captivating narrative promises-and delivers. The Other Side of the Tiber brings Italy to life in an entirely new way, treating the peninsula as a series of distinct places, subjects, histories, and geographies bound together by a shared sens...

Come spend an evening in Italy! Enjoy the local premieres of four recent, critically-acclaimed Italian films at the 2013 Italian Film Festival USA of Chicago. All films shown in Italian with English subtitles at the Chandelier Room of the Italian Cultural Center at Casa Italia. Sponsored by Casa Italia and the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago....

by Ben Feldheim   Pompei Little Italy in Orland Park will reopen in about a week with a new name and new hours.   Davino's Restaurant will be the new name at 8801 W. 143rd Street with a tentative reopening date of Wednesday, Sept. 12. The menu of Italian staples, including house made pastas, pizzas, salads, sandwiches and pizza strude...

Over the years, Gaetano's in Forest Park has been recognized as a superior Italian dining spot across Chicago, raking in exemplary ratings from Zagat, Chicago's Best and Open Table. Now, Kane County residents need go no further than their own backyard to sample Gaetano's adventurous Italian cuisine.   Gaetano's, a fine-dining restaurant nest...

Uno dei prodotti più popolari in America negli anni '50 è stato senza dubbio il "vagone rosso", immortalato anche in uno dei disegni del grande illustratore Norman Rockwell. A creare il Radio Flyer, cioé il carrettino rosso noto a tutti i ragazzi americani nati negli anni '40, fu Antonio Pasin, un veneziano emigrato negli USA nel 1913, all'etá di 1...

By Samantha NelsonThe owners of Armand's Pizzeria currently operate multiple sit-down restaurants and carryout- and delivery-focused locations throughout Chicago and the suburbs, but the very first was called Armand's Victory Tap when it opened in 1956. The chain's newest location, which launched in February, pays tribute to that legacy by serving...

An excellent meal at an Italian restaurant is one of the best dining experiences you can have. And who isn't in the mood for Italian all the time? I know I am. There are TONS of great Italian restaurants in Illinois. We surveyed ten of the best across the whole state.   1. Enoteca Roma Ristorante - In Chicago, Enoteca Roma gives you a taste...

by Leonard F. Amari   This month, we highlight the distinguished career of Frank A. Pasquale, mayor of Bellwood. The three-term mayor was elected in 2001, after serving as a Memorial Park District Commissioner for 20 years and as a village trustee for six. When Frank ran for re-election in April, he let it be known it was because many o...