Antonio Lombardo - 2014

Antonio Lombardo took the helm of Il Pensiero (The Thought), the only Italian- language newspaper in Missouri and Southern Illinois -- and one of very few in the U.S. -- since 1967. His bi-monthly newspaper served as a mainstay in St. Louis’s Italian-American community for more than 110 years. Published in Italian and English, Il Pensiero helped members of the Italian-American community maintain their strong Italian heritage throughout the region.