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.
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.
A Chicago area artist who died in the plane crash that killed the Polish president and dozens of other Polish leaders last year is being remembered this weekend. He’s beloved in the Polish community because of a monument he sculpted that stands in a Niles cemetery.