Why did Polish immigrants come to Chicago?
to live and to love
From what I found on the internet (so I'm not sure exactly how true this is, though I think it's pretty close) it said that many Polish immigrants settled in Chicago, Illinois, along Lake Eerie, and in Ohio. There was also a community of Polish people in Shamokin, Pennsylvania. Well that's all I have found so far, if I find more I'll post it. I !
There was Polish organized crime in Chicago in the Al Capone days. The Polish and Russian organized crime in Chicago right now are the newer immigrants. They are extremely ruthless but do not like attention from the media so they keep to they're own business. They are up there in Chicago along with the Mob and Mexican cartels. They are heavily involved in narcotics and weapons trafficking, importation and smuggling, money laundering, prostition and sex…
Illinois is a land of contrasts. Parts are very agricultural and this is a contrast with Chicago which is a large city. There are so many immigrants from all over the world in Illinois. You have more Polish in Chicago than Warsaw, Poland. There are Mexican neighborhoods, African-American neighborhoods, and Asian neighborhoods. There are many professional sports teams in Chicago, and there are many parks and forests.