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larry casula 2 | 69  
12 May 2007 /  #1
I will be traveling through Chicago on June 14, and will be there for the day before i take the amtrak home at 8 pm, would like some of my friends here to show me around the Polish sections so I can come back on my own. I travel back and forth to Delaware before moving to Illinois in March with my family, and this will be my first trip to Chicago since '90.

So who can steer me in the right direction??Please. Anyone I have talked to on this forum live near enough??There was also talk about a Polish Festival in Chicago, can anyone tell me more??

Thanks!
glowa 1 | 291  
12 May 2007 /  #2
isn't Green Point is Chicago?
OP larry casula 2 | 69  
12 May 2007 /  #3
I dont know, never heard of it.
roberczik  
12 May 2007 /  #4
Polish Festival in Chicago, can anyone tell me more??

its in August
OP larry casula 2 | 69  
12 May 2007 /  #5
Robert,
can you give me an area, sttreet address, and can you tell me where I can get to the shops, so I can bring home some Polish Food in June??
Goonie 8 | 242  
12 May 2007 /  #6
belmont and milwaukee :)

actually if you travel on belmont west of milwaukee it's all polish :)
roberczik  
13 May 2007 /  #7
Robert,
can you give me an area, sttreet address, and can you tell me where I can get to the shops, so I can bring home some Polish Food in June??

check out the archives....its all there, bro
If I may. let me recommend a nice restaurant:

Angelica`s 3244 N. milwaukee... 773 736-1186

actually if you travel on belmont west of milwaukee it's all polish :)

true::.... Larry, no problem man I know the city very well,

give me a day or so and I`ll put a list together 4 ya
OP larry casula 2 | 69  
13 May 2007 /  #8
true::.... Larry, no problem man I know the city very well,

give me a day or so and I`ll put a list together 4 ya

Robert that would be fantastic!!! I appreciate that very much.
Thanks Goonie!!!!
roberczik  
14 May 2007 /  #9
Larry check out these links it has all the restaurants, clubs etc.......

polskiinternet.com/english/busi/chicagoeng.html

taste of polonia site

copernicusfdn.org/home.php?dzial=9

Theres a Polish neighborhood newspaper that circulates in the area,
I can pick one up and send it to you... If you want

The weather has been perfect 88f today, cooler by the lake.......

and will be there for the day before i take the amtrak

If youre taking the train youll be downtown the Polish hood is Northwest towards
O`hare Airport..... Are you staying downtown????

so I can bring home some Polish Food in June??

I know a good Polish deli all homemade stuff....
I`ll see how my schedule is on the 14th barring any unforseen circumstances
I should be able to take you over there..

If I`m not on the forum email me.... btw im really sledz, I`m trying to be mysterious
its
not really working though...lol
Goonie 8 | 242  
14 May 2007 /  #10
I've always been confused where Jackowo is... is that on the southside somewhere... huge polish community.
roberczik  
14 May 2007 /  #11
Must be on the Southside... never heard of it????????
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
14 May 2007 /  #12
Jackowo is the is the area of Milwaukee/Central Park/Belmont. I have not been in the neighborhood for years and the last time I was there it looked pretty hispanic...

The most attended by polish community church is in that neighborhood.
Jackowo for Chicago is like Green Point for New York (Brooklyn).

Larry, I'm not sure where you are going to settle when you move here, but there are also good Polish Deli's in the suburbs.
roberczik  
14 May 2007 /  #13
Jackowo is the is the area of Milwaukee/Central Park/Belmont

thats close to me

never heard it called that before?????

guess you learn something new everyday
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
14 May 2007 /  #14
I think they have signs on the streets allover there...at least they used to have them.
Do you know the Restaurant "Orbit" right on the corner of Central park and Milwaukee. It's been there for a long, long time...I met my currently ex-husband over there...Memories.. :)
roberczik  
14 May 2007 /  #15
I think they have signs on the streets allover there

If they do I havent noticed but I`ll be looking now.

Do you know the Restaurant "Orbit" right on the corner of Central park and Milwaukee

No havent heard of that one.. theres alot of hispanics over there now.

Do you mean Central ave instead of Central park ave???

Central/Milwaukee I cant recall any restaurant by that name,
Now I`m curious gonna have to check it out.......
Goonie 8 | 242  
14 May 2007 /  #16
ahhh i never knew that that part was called jackowo :) just heard my parents talk about it when i was growing up :)
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
14 May 2007 /  #17
Central Park Ave and Milwaukee. Not Central Ave and Milwaukee. That would be Jefferson Park - not Jackowo :)
Goonie 8 | 242  
14 May 2007 /  #18
that makes more sense :)
OP larry casula 2 | 69  
15 May 2007 /  #19
Theres a Polish neighborhood newspaper that circulates in the area,
I can pick one up and send it to you... If you want

Would be great RobThanks!! Email me at Nicholasc044@yahoo and I will send back my address.

Larry, I'm not sure where you are going to settle when you move here, but there are also good Polish Deli's in the suburbs.

Eurola, I actually live in the area of Quincy Illinois, 4.5 hours SW of Chicago, but when I travel back to delaware for work I will be going through Chicago (is Cheaper) and I will be there all day when am back and forth, so I want to go to the Polish areas for food and hopefully to meet friends from PF. who can show me around and teach me more Polish. :-)

I appreciate everyone who has given me info on this!!!! :-) :-)

Larry
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
15 May 2007 /  #20
Larry, if you stay in Chicago until evening I can join you and anyone from this PF for dinner :)
OP larry casula 2 | 69  
16 May 2007 /  #21
Sounds great Eurola, I will have to get my train by 8pm, so I am free till then, i am not sure where it is (train station) in regards to Polish Areas, but woudl be a fun day, try to get others to join us, I would love to meet everyone!!
Goonie 8 | 242  
16 May 2007 /  #22
you're most likely arriving at central station downtown but then you can branch out with the local trains throughout the city :)

best bet would be to take the blue line to Ohare and get off on the harlem stop... beatiful views from the trains if you've never been :)
sledz 23 | 2,250  
17 May 2007 /  #23
best bet would be to take the blue line to Ohare and get off on the harlem stop

Larry, that will put you about a half mile from my house
Its real easy to get around here on the trains.

Yo Larry, I sent you a email let me know if it went through,
my homepage has been acting up
OP larry casula 2 | 69  
19 May 2007 /  #24
Hi Sledz, i did get your email and i emailed you my address, did you get it??
so Harlem Stop is close to your house,
Eurola,
where are you in respect to this location??

blue line to Ohare and get off on the harlem stop... beatiful views from the trains if you've never been :)

thanks Goonie!!

Meeting set up June 14th in Chicago?/ Who is up to it?? Write me at Kaczor044@yahoo so we can a time and plave, Eurola can you help set it up???
sledz 23 | 2,250  
19 May 2007 /  #25
Hi Sledz, i did get your email and i emailed you my address, did you get it??
so Harlem Stop is close to your house,

I picked up that paper today, I`ll send it out Mon....

The Harlem station is about 6 blocks away
OP larry casula 2 | 69  
19 May 2007 /  #26
Great Sledz,
I appreciate it and will be looking for it in the mail, you gonna meet Eurola and me on the 14th??
sledz 23 | 2,250  
19 May 2007 /  #27
Yeah that sounds good but I wont know for sure till the end of the month

I have this job scheduled in Wisconsin sometime for the first or second week

in June... I`m about 80% sure I can right now
OP larry casula 2 | 69  
19 May 2007 /  #28
that would be great!!
Let us know, would like you to be there. i believe we will meet at a restraunt, so maybe you and eurola can pick a good one!!
sledz 23 | 2,250  
19 May 2007 /  #29
It will have to be a Polish one.........plenty to choose from
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
19 May 2007 /  #30
Harlem L-stop is about 30 min away from me. I can meet you all in the afternoon...let's say 2 pm? I gotta be at work 'till noon or so. I will sent you email.

But, I thought you wanted to be in the polish 'hood...

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