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Hardcore Italians Blog: Monday, July 26, 2021

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ABC7 Chicago: Sunday, July 25, 2021

A group of Italian-Americans met in Arrigo Park, which is one of the sites where the City of Chicago removed a Christopher Columbus statue last summer

WGNRadio 720 Let's Get Legal: Sunday, July 25, 2021

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The legal battle of the Columbus Statue removed from Little Italy
Dane Neal, in for host Jon Hansen, speaks with Enrico Mirabelli, attorney at Beermann Law, about the Columbus statue removal. Enrico talks about the JCCIA and their stance on wanting the Christopher Columbus statue back in Little Italy.

Chicago Tribune: Sunday, July 25, 2021

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Chicago Tribune: Friday, July 23, 2021

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ABC7 Chicago: Thursday, July 22, 2021

The Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans discusses a lawsuit calling for the return of a Columbus statue.

Associated Press: Thursday, July 22, 2021

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin: Thursday, July 22, 2021

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Lawsuit seeks to force return of Columbus statue to Chicago park
By Associated Press
Posted July 22, 2021 11:53 AM

Fox32 Chicago: Thursday, July 22, 2021

Italian American group sues Chicago to restore Columbus statue

An Italian American group is suing the city of Chicago to restore the Christopher Columbus statue that was removed during protests last year.

WGN9 Chicago: Thursday, July 22, 2021

Year after Columbus statues removed from Chicago, groups on both sides of issue say there’s been no progress by: Julie Unruh

ABC7 Chicago: Thursday, July 22, 2021

Italian American group sues city of Chicago for Christopher Columbus statue removal

Columbus statues removed amid Chicago protests in July 2020

CBS2 Chicago: Thursday, July 22, 2021

An Italian-American group is suing the Chicago Park District for breach of contract in an effort to get a statue of Christopher Columbus returned to Arrigo Park in the Little Italy neighborhood.

NBC5 Chicago: Thursday, July 22, 2021

Lawsuit Seeks Return of Columbus Statue to Chicago Park 
By Patrick Fazio • Published July 22, 2021 • Updated on July 22, 2021 at 9:05 am

WTTW: Thursday, July 22, 2021

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Chicago Sun Times: Wednesday, July 21, 2021

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Lawsuit against Chicago Park District seeks Columbus statue’s return to Arrigo Park
The lawsuit filed by the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans alleges the Chicago Park District breached a nearly 50-year-old contract when it removed the statue last year.
By Manny Ramos@_ManuelRamos_  Jul 21, 2021, 5:52pm CDT

Chicago Block Club: Wednesday, July 21, 2021

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Chicago Removed Its Columbus Statues After Protests. An Italian-American Group Is Suing To Bring One Back
The statues had been the subject of high-profile protests last year. The Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans wants to restore the one in Arrigo Park.
Mauricio Peña
12:35 PM CDT on Jul 21, 2021

Chicago Sun Times: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

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Aldermen designate October as ‘Italian American Heritage and Culture Month’
“From music to meatballs and everything in between, Italians have contributed much to what this city and this country is all about,” said Ron Onesti, president of the Joint Civic Committee of Italian-Americans.
By Fran Spielman  Jun 9, 2021, 5:28pm CDT