The Salvino Wealth Management Team has hung out its own shingle, launching Performance Wealth in January. The independent registered investment advisor manages $2.2 billion in client assets and will operate out of offices in Hinsdale, Illinois; Naples, Florida; and San Diego. The team’s mission is to “create detailed financial plans and investment...

The first Italian American to be ordained a bishop in Chicago, Fr. Bob Lombardo has served the poorest of the poor and resurrected a church close to the heart of our community. In the hush of Holy Name Cathedral, with hundreds of Catholics in attendance, the former Fr. Bob Lombardo knelt before Cardinal Blase Cupich in a Nov. 13 ceremony to receive...

Statues of Presidents George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and William McKinley, as well as the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, were among the 41 public statues and other commemorative markers identified on a list from Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s administration on Wednesday for further review as part of “a racial healing and historical reckoning pr...

A 501(c)3 charitable organization, Italidea-Midwest fosters the study of the Italian language and the promotion of Italian culture. The organization works in conjunction with the Chicago Italian Consulate and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 10 Midwest states. Cavallero is an adjunct professor of Italian in the Modern Languages Department at DePa...

In the heart of Wicker Park lives a little hidden gem of a school where children and their families gather to celebrate their love for Italian culture. At Scuola Italiana Enrico Fermi (SIEF), children learn according to the Reggio Emilia tradition in a welcoming and friendly environment, embraced by the Italian culture. Established in 2016, SIEF we...

Galesburg’s newest restaurant Prairie Street Pasta opened for the first time Monday, although they had to cut their day shorter than expected due to weather conditions. Co-owners Renae and Daniel Earnhart say it may have been a blessing in disguise however. “Most of the time when you have a grand opening, you always get slammed,” Daniel said.  With...

Two years ago, the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans took its scholarship program to a new level by concentrating the annual interest income from the Nick & Helena Patti and Frank J. Vigilante scholarship foundations into a few big-ticket bestowals. The following are this year’s beneficiaries. Mia Rumps (Patti scholarship) is a student at...

The pandemic may have put a crimp in her plans, but Maria Novella Malfatti is making the most of her chances to learn and grow at the Lyric’s Ryan Opera Center. The Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ryan Opera Center is one of the most prestigious training programs in the world for emerging opera singers, offering world-class opportunities for professional...

Less than two weeks after closing because its lease was not renewed, a La Grange area restaurant that saw its business boom during the coronavirus pandemic has found a new home.Enzo’s Pizza, 5396 S. La Grange Road in Countryside, right near the La Grange border, became an area favorite after people started raving about its Italian beef roll on soci...

Art historian Giovanni Aloi will present “Photographing Italy: Identity, History and the Contemporary Landscape” at a series of 6 webinars hosted by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura. From their first appearance in 1839, photographic images have radically changed the way we live and think.  Aloi’s lecture series maps crucial moments in the history o...