Waldemar Pawlak at Polish American Chamber of Commerce

Polish American Chamber Hosts A Pre-Constitution Day Meeting With Deputy Prime Minister Pawlak

Waldemar Pawlak at Polish American Chamber of CommerceChicago, IL (May 3, 2008) – On Friday, May 2, the Polish American Chamber of Commerce (PACC) hosted a pre-Constitution Day meeting welcoming Poland’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy Waldemar Pawlak to Chicago’s Polish American business community. Held at Przybylo’s White Eagle in Niles, IL, a northwest suburb of Chicago, the event was organized in cooperation with the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago and the Polish American Contractor Builders Association (PACBA). In addition to Minister Pawlak, the Polish delegation included Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Economy, Dariusz Bogdan, and Zofia Schnitzer, chief specialist for Polish American Relations at the Ministry. Counselor Zbigniew Kubacki, Head of the Commercial Section at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, DC, Consul General of Poland in Chicago, Zygmunt Matynia, Consul Pawel Pietrasienski, and Economic Affairs Consul Lucyna Jaremczuk accompanied the delegation. In addition to the Ministry of Economy delegation, the assembled patrons warmly welcomed a delegation from the city of Bialystok, including the city’s mayor, Dr. Tadeusz Truskolaski, and the chair of the city’s council, Mr. Wlodzimierz Kusak.PACC president Henry Kazmierczak greeted the Polish delegation on behalf of the Chamber, thanked the sponsors for their cooperation in organizing and hosting the meeting, and recognized the presence of Chamber members, directors, representatives of other organizations, and the media. “The PACC is pleased to host a meeting with a very important guest from Poland at the beginning of the most important Polish weekend of the year in Chicago. The weekend will be dominated by Polish culture, the arts, and history. And we’re very glad we can add an element of business, which makes it all possible,” said Henry Kazmierczak, who then invited consul Jaremczuk to introduce the guest of honor and others in the delegation.


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”.


Governor of Illinois

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.


Polish Constitution May 3 Parade 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.


Parada 3 Maja Chicago 2008

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.


Richard Daley

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.


Illinois Seal

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. […]

Police on Horses
Stany Zjednoczone - USA

Police State Tactics: Tasering Pregnant Women and the Elderly

Police on HorsesIn George Lucas’ film THX 1138 (1970), the police in a futuristic state make citizens compliant by shocking them with “pain prods.” After seeing the movie, I remember thinking that if the police were ever allowed to use implements such as these, we would rapidly move into a police state. This has now happened with tasers.

Tasers are electro-shock weapons that are currently used by more than 11,000 law enforcement agencies in the United States. Designed to cause instant incapacitation by delivering a 50,000-volt shock, tasers are hand-held electronic stun guns that fire two barbed darts. The darts, which usually remain attached to the gun by wires, deliver a high voltage shock and can penetrate up to two inches of clothing or skin. The darts can strike the subject from a distance of up to 35 feet, or the taser can be applied directly to the skin. Although a taser shot is capable of jamming the central nervous system for up to 30 seconds, it can disable the subject for even longer. And because tasers can be aimed anywhere on the body, they can immobilize someone more easily than pepper spray, which must be sprayed in the face.


Polska Flaga - Polish Flag

Zaproszenie na polonijną parade 2008

Polska Flaga - Polish FlagWitaj majowa jutrzenko, swiec naszej polskiej krainie. Uczcimy ciebie parada ktora na calym swiecie slynie.  Po raz 117-ty w Downtown Chicago Polska Parada.  Bez wzgledu na wiek i pogode poczuj sie mlodo i dolacz do setek dumnych ze swojej tozsamosci. Spotykamy sie w sobote 3-go Maja o godzinie 11:30 rano u zbiegu ulic Columbus Drive i Balbo. Wszyscy razem stworzymy wspolny bialo czerwony marsz radosci, dumy i polskosci, pokazujac ze polskosc to czlowiek, jego uksztaltowanie, jego wiara, tradycja i kultura..

Komitet Organizacyjny Parady Obchodow Polskiej Konstytucji 3-cio Majowej przy Zwiazku Klubow Polskich serdecznie zaprasza cala Polonie do licznego udzialu.