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A touch of ITALY

As a group of Italian-American residents and business owners, it is our hope and goal to reinvigorate the love for il bel paese (the beautiful country) of Italy.
There's no need to book a plane ticket to experience everything there is to love about Italy; we bring Italy to Chicago through our organization and partners.


Active Italian -American Businesses


Active Volunteers


Hosted Events


Harlem Avenue


Founded in 1984 by Gino Bartucci Sr. Harlem Avenue Little Italy Business Association (HALIBA) is on a mission to keep the Italian traditions, culture, and community alive.

Image by Jonathan Bean

Get Involved with Upcoming Events

Throughout the year, we host a number of events such as Harlem Avenue/City Clean Ups, Italian-American Cultural Community Events, Talks, Classes, Dinners, and more. 

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