Retail activists Joe and Melissa Basilone

Not long after moving from Chicago’s Ukrainian Village neighborhood to Portage Park in the Far ...

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Singer Cory Bolletino

Growing up blind and with a variety of medical conditions, 27-year-old Cory Bolletino of Mount ...

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Casa instructor Giovanna “Jackie” Dimetros

It only seems like Casa Italia’s popular language and cuisine instructor, Giovanna “Jackie” Dimetros, is ...

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Undefeated featherweight Gio Mioletti

Giovanni “Gio” Mioletti won a unanimous decision on April 28 at the UIC Pavilion, beating ...

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Little Italy Fest-West set to rock Addison

Little Italy Fest-West will once again bring the Old Neighborhood to west suburban Addison. Staged ...

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Calabrese family fest returns to Casa Italia

Casa Italia will be transformed into a Calabrian wonderland from Aug. 10 to 13 when ...

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Festa Italiana to light up Taylor Street

Festa Italiana Chicago will celebrate its 12th anniversary on Taylor Street from Aug. 18 to ...

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Casa to host dancing under the stars

Nothing warms the Italian heart like great food and music, especially when it includes dancing ...

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What it costs to sell your home

If you’re a first-time homebuyer, you may be a little thrown off when you receive ...

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Gearing up for a family reunion

I’m in St. Paul, Minn., at an annual family reunion and I’m partly prepared but ...

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The best uses of summer

As summer winds down, we recall the events we’ve attended throughout the season. We’ve celebrated ...

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Reappraising the appraisal process

So you’re placing your home on the market. This can be an emotional time because ...

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