On the occasion of the reopening of the library at the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, the exhibition Teatricci will open to the public, presenting an installation and selection of artworks by Italian artist Alessandra Ricci. Teatricci originates from the artist’s passion for theater and illustrated books, from the fascination for the unpred...

Holy Week is central to the spiritual lives of Italians on both sides of the Atlantic. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish and Shrine and the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii will play their parts from Palm Sunday (March 24) to Easter Sunday (March 31). OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL (Melrose Park) will celebrate Mass with the distribution of palms at 7:45 a.m. and...

Event date: The March 14 2024, 18:00 (Local time) - Place: Design Museum of Chicago, 108 N State St, 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60602 On the occasion of the Italian Design Day (IDD), and within the context of the thematic series In Futuro: a Survey of Possibilities, the Italian Cultural Institute and the Consulate General of Italy in Chicago, in collab...

At almost 77, Paul Rinaldi of Chiarugi Hardware in Chicago’s Little Italy thinks about retirement every day. It is a reasonable idea after 56 years in business and a cancer diagnosis two years ago. Yet six times a week, with his wife, Carole, who has her own health challenges, the couple still drives up to two hours every day from their home in sub...

The Italian American Political Coalition will present Judge Celia G. Gamrath with its William Paca Award, Richard Caifano with its Lifetime Achievement Award and Richard Catezone with its Public Service Leadership Award at its annual Heritage Celebration on March 7 at Elmcrest Banquets in Elmwood Park. For tickets, call 708-369-2500. Richard Caifan...

The Italian Trade Agency pulled together a representation of what was undoubtedly some of the best Italian menswear and accessories for the Chicago Collective last week. But of course, because they’re Italian, the presentation went way beyond fabulous fashion to include a true lifestyle statement. Each day, the ITA lounge became a bustling scene, o...

"Sono molto orgoglioso delle mie origini italiane," David Manica said in Italian before switching to English for the rest of the presentation. It was 2019 and Manica, the most important and successful architect in the world when it comes to designing stadiums, was in Milan to present his proposal for Milan's new stadium. After that, Manica began wo...

In the bustling city of Chicago, the Italian beef sandwich reigns supreme. Its rise to culinary fame in the city is steeped in history and cultural significance, from its humble beginnings in Italian American kitchens to its present-day status as a beloved icon of Chicago's rich food culture. With a recent surge in its popularity, driven by its pro...

Seasoned musician Vince Chiarelli, who carries the torch of a musical heritage dating back to his grandfather, Vince Chiarelli, a Sicilian immigrant and founder of Vincent Records & Vincent Chiarelli Publishing Co, announces the release of a new album, "Under the Mediterranean Moon." This latest work is a heartfelt tribute to the Italian and Latin...

Executive Chef Steve Chiappetti has announced the opening of Archive Lounge, a new Sicilian pizza and wine destination in the heart of Streeterville, Chicago. Located on the lofted, second level of Hotel EMC2(228 E. Ontario St.), Archive is a spirited expression of cuisine inspired by Chef Chiappetti’s Italian heritage, with a focus on house-made a...