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BILL DAL CERRO

A native of the Grand and Ogden neighborhood on Chicago's West Side, Bill Dal Cerro is a teacher, writer and researcher who has been extensively involved in the local Italian-American community over the past 12 years.

Bill is President of The Italic Institute of America, a national educational non-profit. Along with his leadership responsiblities, he edits the Institute's quarterly magazine, The Italic Way. Bill also recently worked as the Associate Producer of "And They Came to Chicago: The Italian American Legacy ," (2007), a full-length documentary broadcast on NBC Channel 5 and WTTW Channel 11 which he initiated and supervised.

Over the past decade, Bill was a reporter and columnist for Fra Noi, Chicagoland's monthly Italian-American newspaper. In that capacity, Bill wrote a column, Sempre Avanti, highlighting positive achievements of Italian Americans both locally and nationally.

Bill also wrote numerous news and feature stories and interviewed such celebrities as actor Stanley Tucci ("Big Night") and businessman Jerry Colangelo (owner of the Phoenix Suns basketball team and Arizona DiamondBacks baseball team).

Bill has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English/Journalism as well as a Teaching Certification in Education, both from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. His articles on Italian/Italian-American history have been featured in the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Los Angeles Times as well as in such periodicals as PRIMO Magazine.

Bill and a colleague, David Anthony Witter, are currently working on a book, "The History of Italian Americans in Jazz," which highlights the wide influence which American musicians of Italian descent have had on our nation's richest musical art form. Check out their web site, www.italiansinjazz.com, for the latest news.

Contact Bill at bdcerro@yahoo.com.
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