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Turano retires in triumph from Italian Senate

  As the senator representing North and Central America in the Italian Parliament for seven of the last 12 years, Renato Turano fought fiercely for his constituents and made great strides on their behalf. As Renato Turano’s illustrious career as an Italian senator comes to close, he returns to his life in America with a suitcase full of memories and accomplishments. First elected in 2006 to represent North and Central America in the Italian Senate, he joined an elite band of six senators and 12 deputies voted in by 5 million Italian citizens scattered across six continents. That monumental task ...

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Consulate celebrates Festa della Repubblica at the Casa

  The Italian Consulate General in Chicago marked the 70th anniversary of the Festa della Repubblica in grand fashion on June 4. Held for the first time at Casa Italia, the celebration featured an audience filled with community leaders, a host of dignitaries from Illinois and Italy, and delicious food served by some of the Chicago area’s finest purveyors. The event marked the first public appearance of newly installed Consul General Giuseppe Finocchiaro, who spoke on behalf of recently appointed Italian Ambassador Armando Varricchio, who was unable to attend due to a flight cancellation. On hand was a delegation from ...

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Cavaliere Dominic Candeloro

  Senatore Renato Turano presented Dominic Candeloro with the Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia at the Festa della Repubblica celebration hosted by Italian Consul General Adriano Monti on June 2 at the Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in Chicago. The award was bestowed by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano upon Dominic in honor of his academic and community efforts on behalf of Italian-American studies. “It is a wonderful honor that I never expected,” Dominic says. “I only wish that my mother and father were still alive to share the pride. The award is similar to the medals that my father ...

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Cavaliere Shirley Fedeli

  Senatore Renato Turano presented Shirley Fedeli with the Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia at the Festa della Repubblica celebration hosted by Italian Consul General Adriano Monti on June 2 at the Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in Chicago. The award was bestowed by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano upon Shirley in honor of her enormous contributions to the cultural life of the Rockford-area Italian-American community. “It was one of the most breathtaking feelings I’ve ever experienced!” Shirley exclaimed. “It was so wonderful to be there with my amazing Rockford friends and my entire family, particularly my husband, Gene, and ...

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