Pomnik Witolda Pileckiego
Polska - Poland

Pomnik rotmistrza Witolda Pileckiego

Pomnik Witolda PileckiegoPierwszy w Polsce pomnik rotmistrza Witolda Pileckiego stanie w parku im. dr. Henryka Jordana w Krakowie, w największej pod gołym niebem polskiej galerii rzeźby wielkich Polaków. Uroczystość odsłonięcia i poświęcenia popiersia odbędzie się 25 maja br., w 60. rocznicę śmierci bohatera, który „całym swoim życiem udowodnił, iż nie istnieją granice odwagi i poświęcenia dla Ojczyzny”.

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Rahm Emanuel
Komunikaty~Announcements

Emanuel Odznaczony Orderem Zasługi Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej

Rahm EmanuelCHICAGO, IL – Podczas obchodow 3 maja w Chicago dzisiaj, kongresman Rahm Emanuel (D-IL) zostal odznaczony Krzyzem Oficerskim Orderu Zasługi Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej. Minister Michal Kaminski oraz Minister Robert Draba z Kancelarii Prezydenta RP unhonorowali kongresmana orderem nadawanym cudzoziemcom którzy swoją działalnością wnieśli wybitny wkład we współpracę międzynarodową oraz współpracę łączącą Polske z innymi państwami i narodami.

„Dla mnie to jest duży zaszczyt i honor„ powiedzial Emanuel. „Polska jest przyjacielem pierwszej kategorii i nie mozemy traktowac Polonii jako obywateli drugiej kategorii. Jestem calkowicie oddany misji kontynuowania silnych wiezi kulturalnych oraz ekonomicznych pomiedzy naszymi dwoma narodami.”

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Rahm Emanuel
Komunikaty~Announcements

Emanuel Honored Officer’s Cross by the Republic of Poland

Emanuel honored by PolandCHICAGO, IL – At a ceremony in Chicago today, U.S. Representative Rahm Emanuel (D-IL) received the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland from Minister Michal Kaminski and Minister Robert Draba from the Chancellery of the President of Poland. This award is given by the Republic of Poland to foreigners and Poles abroad for distinguished contribution to cooperation between Poland and other countries.

“It is truly an honor to receive this award,” said Emanuel. “Poland is a first-class friend and I will continue my fight in Congress to ensure that the Poles of Chicago are never treated like second-class citizens. I look forward to continued dialogue and partnership on improving the cultural and economic ties between our nations.”

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Governor of Illinois
Chicago

Gov. Blagojevich calls on media, parents to unite in preventing drug abuse

Governor of IllinoisNew public service announcements include messages about over-the-counter and prescription drugs, the fastest growing drugs of abuse among teens

CHICAGO – Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich announced that the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) and Prevention First, a state affiliate of the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, have unveiled new messages alerting parents and young people to the dangers of illegal and prescription drug abuse. The public service announcements (PSAs), to begin airing this month on radio and television stations statewide, include new messages about prescription and over-the-counter drug abuse. With the campaign, Gov. Blagojevich is asking media outlets in Illinois to join him in stepping up efforts to stop drug use, especially among young people.

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Polish Constitution May 3 Parade Chicago
Chicago

Polish Constitution Day May 3 Parade in downtown Chicago

Polish Constitution May 3 Parade ChicagoOn Saturday May 3rd, at exactly 217th anniversary of Polish Constitution of May 3, 117th annual Parade in the City of Chicago took place to honor and celebrate this historic document, the first democratic Constitution in Europe and the second in the world.

Despite terrible weather conditions (cold and rain), at noon thousands of Polish and Polish-American citizens marched through a Columbus Drive in downtown Chicago.

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Parada 3 Maja Chicago 2008
Chicago

Parada Konstytucji 3 Maja 2008 Chicago

Parada 3 Maja Chicago 2008W sobotę, 3-go maja, dokładnie w 217 rocznicę uchwalenia Konstytucji 3 Maja, odbyła się tradycyjna 117 –sta, Parada w Chicago, ku czci i pamięci historycznego dokumentu, pierwszej demokratycznej Konstytucji w Europie i drugiej na świecie po Konstytucji Stanów Zjednoczonych.

Pomimo złych warunków atmosferycznych (zimna i deszczu), w południe po Columbus Drive (downtown Chicago) przemaszerowało tysiące Polaków i Amerykanów polskiego pochodzenia.

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Picture of Money
Ekonomia~Economy

Nine Ways to Teach Kids That Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees (Especially Right Now!)

Picture of MoneyIf you’re looking for a silver lining to the economic slowdown, Eric Tyson says it’s the perfect impetus for your kids to learn smart personal finance habits.

With inflation on the rise (gas prices, grocery bills, health insurance premiums, etc.) and many companies being more conservative, more American families are feeling squeezed. So if you’re feeling guilty because you can’t buy your child that video game system he desperately wants or send him to that trendy summer camp, Eric Tyson has one word for you. Don’t. In fact, he says, now is the perfect time to teach your kids some valuable financial lessons.

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Richard Daley
Chicago

Mayor Daley delivers annual City of Chicago address

Chicao MayorChallenges Chicagoans to Protect Children;

Announces more funding for summer jobs for youth and summer parks programs, and a new CPS program aimed at easing the transition to high school for 8th graders

Mayor Richard M. Daley used his annual City of Chicago address to confront the city’s challenges: gun violence, especially against children; a national economy in recession and a school system that is progressing but needs to redouble its efforts to keep student achievement going.

Chicago has made real and lasting progress to secure its future since he has been in office, Daley told an audience of community, government, political and other leaders at the Hilton and Towers, 720 S. Michigan Av. The city has come far since the days of “Council Wars,” when the city was divided along racial lines.

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Illinois Seal
Chicago

Governor Blagojevich announces significant decline in teen driving fatalities

Seal fo IllinoisSPRINGFIELD – Governor Rod R. Blagojevich, Secretary of State Jesse White, the Governors Highway Safety Association, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Illinois State Police (ISP), Ford Motor Company Fund, The Allstate Foundation, and supporters of Operation Teen Safe Driving today announced the final round of winning schools to participate in the statewide safety initiative designed to educate teens about safe driving to save lives. […]