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Fearless WWII Partisan Mary Jane Leggero Stangarone

Despite Nazis occupying her house, Mary hid an Allied soldier looking for safety. Just one of the many brave acts she did as a partisan in WWII Italy. Continue reading

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Italian A Day: Tony Durpetti

By┬áMichelle Durpetti I would love to nominate my father, Tony Durpetti, owner + proprietor of legendary Chicago steakhouse Gene & Georgetti as an “Italian a Day” feature.┬áStarted in 1941 by Gene Michelotti (Durpetti’s father in law) and Alfredo “Georgetti” Federighi, … Continue reading

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