I see you're from East Chicago. How is East Chicago these days?
It's fine for my wife and I. My wife and I don't have children (she has a daughter and grand daughter in Gdansk) so we don't have to be directly concerned with poor schools, drugs, etc. There are still plenty of Polish people here in town, although many, but not all are senior citizens. On our street there are several Polish speakers, icluding an immigrant family. There was a Doma shipping store a block from the house that just closed. There are a few Polish stores in the area, but none in East Chocago. Munster has a lot of Polish immigrants, as does the Crown Point area. I'm of the opinion that these new immigrants are well educated, or skilled tradesmen. They don't need the mill jobs, not that there are any. On an aside, as mill workers age, and most are close to retirement age, there will be plenty of mill jobs. Many of those jobs, believe it or not, require some college. Perhaps the city can couple with the mills, and draw people back to the city.
Overall, East Chicago's decline from the late 1970's has continued. The mills and steel industry in general only employ a fraction of the people they once did. I'm not sure how much you know of East Chicago; in addition to the decline in industry, the bars and social clubs have also declined considerably. I know that South Bend has maintained clubs and the like. The casino industry has killed off the social clubs that at one time were hubs of the community.
Several churches still offer Polish mass. The most surprising one to me is St. Hedwigs in Gary.
What's your connection (if any) to East Chicago?