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Chicago’s Little Italy Festa – Taylor Street
A MESSAGE REGARDING THe 2021 FESTIVAL
After several meetings with members of the Little Italy Chicago Neighborhood Association and other members of the community, we have decided to forego this year’s Taylor Street Little Italy Festa until 2022. So many of our restaurant vendors are struggling with employees and are now just getting back into the game. Part of the reason why we do this event is to help the businesses, Not hurt them. The City Of Chicago has some issues to work out as well. What is important is that the neighborhood stay strong, prosperous and safe. Believe me, this is killing me as it is so many others. This is one of the most difficult decisions I’ve ever had to make. But, sometimes you have to listen to your gut and tough decisions are what’s needed when the greater good is at stake. I apologize for the disappointment, but know that I am still fighting for our culture, our heritage, and our history. This setback is a function of the times. But when the dust settles, our Italian culture will prevail. I thank you all so much for your undying support, and know that we will have a tremendous Columbus Day Parade, and will be working Towards next year’s Festa. It’s only 12 months away. God bless you all and thank you for the pride you wear on your chest every day.