The Herrin High School French Travel Club is working on a plan to allow for group visits with its sister city in Italy - Cuggiono. "I've been lucky enough to visit Cuggiono several times since 2003," said Herrin foreign languages instructor Michaelann Stanley. "Each time we have gone, we have taken a group of adults and students to exchange ideas a...

As an Italian-American and borderline wino (I mean, aficionado), I’ve had Eataly on my short list of must-visits for a few years. Earlier this month, my dream of plates piled with fresh pasta and cannolis the size of a boot came to fruition when my family and I made the easy journey to Eataly, 43 E. Ohio St. Eataly is a chain of large Italian food...

The Consorzio di Tutela Vini d'Abruzzo is pleased to announce its return to the US with multiple occasions to taste its signature wines and learn about them from some of the best wine educators of the country. Two of the masterclasses in the program are part of Simply Italian Great Wines US Tour which will have among its protagonists a selection of...

Having weathered the pandemic through grit and determination after opening barely a month before it began, Finuccio & Sons Italian Deli & Catering just outside Schaumburg has now doubled its size with the addition of a specialty grocery store. Located at 1612 E. Algonquin Road, in a strip mall in unincorporated Cook County, the Italian grocery stor...

Flavio Manzoni, one of the world’s most visionary designers awarded America’s First Prize for Design by The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, during the 2022 award ceremony of Global Design News. In conjunction with GOOD DESIGN® 2019, The Chicago Athenaeum has announced that the stellar Italian...

Scafuri Bakery is the living legacy of Luigi Scafuri and his daughter, Annette, who built their business in the Little Italy neighborhood that is now referred to as University Village. The family migrated from Calabria, Italy before moving to Chicago. Their business opened back in 1904 and has stayed within the family for five generations. Annette...

When: Wednesday, October 19 at 7:30pm CT - Where: Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State Street, Chicago IL For the first time, “Il Giovane Corsaro – Pasolini da Bologna,” tells the story of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s youth, in a documentary format, in the context of the city where he was born on March 5th, 1922 and where he studied from 1937 to 1943. Wh...

Week of Italian Language. October 17-23, 2022. “La Fabbrica dell’Italiano” - Documentary. October 17, 2022 at 7:00pm CT. Organized by ICC Chicago. The documentary will be available for 72 hours starting at 7:00pm CT on October 17, 2022. Watch Online here. “La Fabbrica dell’Italiano” enters into the history of the Accademia della Crusca and of Itali...

The Great Lakes Navy Band, along with local Army Reserve Soldiers participated in Chicago’s 70th Annual Columbus Day Parade with more than 150 units between floats, bands and marching units from a variety of organizations and cultures. “We are here on Columbus Day to celebrate the legacy of Columbus which displays the great diversity of America,” s...

The Italian American Veterans Museum took a leap of faith when it decided to stage its first-ever wine festival, and the outcome was nothing short of spectacular. More than 200 wine lovers converged on the Festival Center at Casa Italia on Sept. 18 for Festival del Vino. The weather was picture perfect and the venue was magically decorated with ban...