The momentum behind immigration reform could bring a long-sought benefit for Poles in the Chicago area: an exemption from travel visas for Polish tourists to the U.S. But a new federal report highlighting problems with visa enforcement could hamper those efforts.
More than a year ago, a plane carrying Poland’s president and many Polish dignitaries crashed in Smolensk, Russia, killing everyone on board. The airplane was heading to the Katyn Forest to recognize the 70th anniversary of the Russian massacre of 22,000 Poles during World War II.
Thousands of Polish people in the U.S. will vote this weekend in Poland's general elections. Among their presidential choices is a prominent Chicago suburban radio host. WBEZ’s Lynette Kalsnes reports.
Cable TV news is already full with coverage of the upcoming presidential race, which happens to be more than a year away still. But for thousands of Chicagoans, one important election season ends this very weekend. Polish people living in the U.S. are voting in their general election Saturday.