State Representative Jennifer Sanalitro Celebrates October as Italian-American Heritage Month

HANOVER PARK, IL – State Representative Jennifer Sanalitro is proudly celebrating a new law she chief co-sponsored in the Illinois House that makes the month of October Italian-American Heritage Month.

Starting in October 2024, the month will serve as a celebration and recognition of the significant impact Italian-Americans have made on American history and culture. This new designation shines a spotlight on the countless contributions and achievements of Italian-Americans throughout the nation’s history.

Representative Sanalitro expressed her enthusiasm for the law, stating, “It fills me with immense pride to witness the acknowledgment of Italian-American heritage in our state. This month will not just be a celebration of our past, but an inspiration for future generations of Italian-Americans to continue enriching Illinois.”

Rep. Sanalitro encourages residents and all Illinoisans to begin planning how they will participate in events and activities that honor the deep-rooted history and vibrant culture of Italian-Americans in October 2024.

For further details on House Bill 1199 and other Italian-American Heritage Month events, please contact Representative Sanalitro’s office at 630-349-0645.

State Representative Jennifer Sanalitro is the State Representative for House District 48, which includes the communities of Addison, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Elk Grove, Hanover Park, Itasca, Medinah, Roselle, Schaumburg, and Wood Dale in suburban DuPage and Cook counties.