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Why no Polish stuff in Chicago?


Peepops 3 | 45
25 Mar 2009  #1
Chicago has the biggest Polish population besides Poland, right? So how come u don't see any Polish tv or don't hear any Polish radio? Chicago also has a huge Mexican population and they have like 4 tv channels and like 5 radio stations. 107.9, 105.1, etc. So my question is why is it cuz the mexicans have more money or is it cuz the Polish don't have the means or know how or what? Just wondering
Milw Majewski 1 | 2
25 Mar 2009  #2
I don't know where you haven't been looking but there is polish stores, delis, shops, companies, all over the northwest side and southwest side. Polski Radio in Chicago is 1030am.
Kennitz 5 | 32
25 Mar 2009  #3
1490 am also I believe, for radio.

Polvision I was under the impression was Chicago.
polvision.com
OP Peepops 3 | 45
25 Mar 2009  #4
Well that's good then I knew there was some stores but didn't know of any channels. I'll have to check that out. I was in a polish deli Mundelein, IL once and the lady started talkin to me in polish. LOL she said u look polish I said well Poliish American.
Arlene
25 Mar 2009  #5
To Peepops:

There are Polish Program on TV, I think you haven't been reading Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Tines lately. They have TV Guides and you have to look up for Polish, it is now on channel s 26 or 48. They keep on changing all the time. I think I saw Polish program on channels 23. Check your TV Guides and you can record it. Sometime they have after midnight. It is worth watching Polsh People do dancing for Christmas holidays. It is so beautiful.
OP Peepops 3 | 45
25 Mar 2009  #6
I'll have to check that out next time I'm up there thanks. I live with the hillbillys in KY right now. I always wondered that tho when I was up there.
Arlene
26 Mar 2009  #7
I don't think there aren't any Polish Program in KY. Why are you complaining about Chicago and you are in Kentucy. I wonder if you have twin.
OP Peepops 3 | 45
26 Mar 2009  #8
Cuz I use to live in Illinois and I always wondered that. No not to many polish in KY just toothless banjo playin retards. Just kidding there are alot of polish in northern Wisconsin tho can't remeber the area tho, but the tomestones every name ends with ski.
chitown777 - | 2
26 Mar 2009  #9
No not to many polish in KY just toothless banjo playin retards.

Ahahahaaha! Jak to się mówi "Deliverance"?

Seriously, there's plenty of Polish stuff in Chicago. Polish is the 3rd most spoken language here.
osiol 55 | 3,922
26 Mar 2009  #10
... and what is wrong with toothless banjo-playing retards?

Ah! I see. They're toothless banjo-playing retards.

Polish is the 3rd most spoken language here.

What would be 2nd?
Wahldo
26 Mar 2009  #11
What would be 2nd?

spanish
OP Peepops 3 | 45
26 Mar 2009  #12
I think English is second. LOL spanglish. Deliverence yeah go to YouTube and put rocky top osbourne brothers in and listen that's the sound of home. "folks went up on rocky top lookin fer a moonshine still, folks ain't come down from rocky top reckon they never will"
Arlene
27 Mar 2009  #13
English is our main language and Spanish is 2nd in America. Polish is 3rd. Now who else is next! Just holler!

Don't think Spanish People are running U.S.A.? They lost so many Wars with U.S.A.
So deal with America's rules........ period.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
27 Mar 2009  #14
Around Wausaukee, WI
OP Peepops 3 | 45
27 Mar 2009  #15
Oh thats were all the cemeterys are is Wausaukee, Wi Thanks
sledz 23 | 2,250
27 Mar 2009  #16
Polish tv or don't hear any Polish radio? Chicago

What are you talking about, you havent heard of T.V. Polonia?
Theres a Polish radio station on the AM band,,all you have to do is look around....geez

5 radio stations

5??????? LoL
I think youre exaggerating a bit
OP Peepops 3 | 45
28 Mar 2009  #17
Oh yeah like 5. lol
sledz 23 | 2,250
28 Mar 2009  #18
We have some really good Polish restaurants here, Ill let you know if your interested?
OP Peepops 3 | 45
28 Mar 2009  #19
Yeah what areas are the restaurants in?
Arlene
28 Mar 2009  #20
Oh, there are Polish Museum right on Milwaukee Ave. and Augusta Blvd. near Kennedy expressway. You can look up for anythings you need to know.

There are Polish Theater right on Milwaukee and Lawrence Ave. Near there is Polish Bakery and restaurants along on Milwaukee Ave. and others on Lawrence Ave. down to Austin Ave.
Arlene
28 Mar 2009  #21
Last night I was checking what's on TV. I went to Channel 26-6 Digital TV and they did have Polish program on Friday night. Tonight I will check it out. I think you won't be able to get it on Cable. If you order Polish Cable, you can watch it every day . Check it out.
sledz 23 | 2,250
28 Mar 2009  #22
There are Polish Theater right on Milwaukee and Lawrence Ave

The old Gateway theatre is now the Copernicus center
Home of Taste of Polonia:):)
Go to Smakoz at Lawernce and Central its a nice little Polish restaurant.

I think you won't be able to get it on Cable. If you order Polish Cable, you can watch it every day . Check it out.

You can get it through Dish network
kitty_the_kat - | 30
28 Jul 2009  #23
5??????? LoL
I think youre exaggerating a bit

Not in the least. There's Univision (channel 66), Telemundo (channel 44), and TeleFutura (channel 60). I know WGN 9 and WTTW 11 both have a Spanish version now too (on channels 9.2 and 11.4, respectively). That's 5 right there. And even 26.6, home to Polvision, often shows Spanish programs. I don't know how many radio stations there are, but I'd bet there are just as many.

Last night I was checking what's on TV. I went to Channel 26-6 Digital TV and they did have Polish program on Friday night. Tonight I will check it out. I think you won't be able to get it on Cable.

You probably saw Polvision. It's on every night, not just Fridays, from 8-10 pm CST and again from midnight-2. And it is, in fact, on cable. On Comcast digital cable, it is on channel 248, if I'm not mistaken.

Yeah what areas are the restaurants in?

Avondale, along Milwaukee Ave. in the north and Archer Heights, along Archer Ave. in the south.

Speaking of restaurants, does anyone know what happened to Bobak's?

I don't know how many radio stations there are, but I'd bet there are just as many.

I looked it up and counted 7...
WVIV-FM and WVIX 103.1 / 93.5
WRTO 1200 AM
WPPN 106.7
WOJO 105.1 FM
WNUA 95.5 MHz
WLEY-FM 107.9 FM
WRTE 90.5 FM

So, yeah, 5 doesn't seem like an exaggeration at all...
grzybami 4 | 27
31 Jul 2009  #24
Speaking of restaurants, does anyone know what happened to Bobak's?

The one on Archer is still there (bobak.com), but the others closed in the wake of a prolonged family feud.
Arlene
1 Aug 2009  #25
Well, I don't have cables right now because I am not home all the time. I hate to spend so much money for cable service. I prefer to save my money for food and medicines. Right now costs of living is soaring high.

Good things Polish people still keeping the businesses going. We Polish American do need Polish foods, groceries, theaters and music too. Also newspapers and night clubs too.

Just hanging in there, maybe economics will picking it up.

Some of Polish businesses fading.
musicwriter 5 | 87
9 Jan 2010  #26
If you read Polish, there's a Polish book store in Schaumburg, IL.
Jeśli czytać po polsku, jest księgarnia polski w Schaumburg, IL.
regionpolski 33 | 153
10 Jan 2010  #27
I know of a few Polish delis and restaurants in Chicago that have closed in the past two years. I don't know if it's part of the normal business cycle, the result of the economy, or the result of there being far fewer recent Polish immigrants in Chicagoland when compared to previous years. I talk to a few guys involved in the Polish beer distribution business in Chicago. They've said some interesting things based on their observations. These guys believe that the flow of immigrants back to Poland from the US has slowed, and perhaps stopped as a result of the worldwide recession. Additionally, they suspect that Poles are once again looking at the US as an option, forsaking Ireland, Wales and England. I found there comments interesting, to say the least.
sledz 23 | 2,250
11 Jan 2010  #28
I know of a few Polish delis and restaurants in Chicago that have closed in the past two years. I don't know if it's part of the normal business cycle, the result of the economy,

Most of the Poles are moving away from the city, to places like Mt. Prospect,
Park Ridge, Norridge, Harwood Heights, Des Plaines and the extreme NW city limits.

The historically predominat Polish Belmont/Milwaukee area is totally Mexican now.

Belmont /Central is like the last stronghold of the Polish neighborhoods in Chicago but its turning Mexican little by little each day:(
ZIMMY 6 | 1,601
11 Jan 2010  #29
Most of the Poles are moving away from the city, to places like Mt. Prospect,
Park Ridge, Norridge, Harwood Heights, Des Plaines and the extreme NW city limits.

Also Roselle, Addison, Schaumburg, Glendale Heights, Westmont and Lombard.

The historically predominat Polish Belmont/Milwaukee area is totally Mexican now.

Not totally; the "Red Apple" is just a block south of Belmont on Milwaukee and there are some stores in that area and south of there as well including a couple more restaurants.

Belmont /Central is like the last stronghold of the Polish neighborhoods in Chicago but its turning Mexican little by little each day:(

Very slowly; lets hope the Poles hang in there. But as previously noted, lots of Poles live in the suburbs now. They have become or are becoming Americanized.
sledz 23 | 2,250
11 Jan 2010  #30
Not totally; the "Red Apple" is just a block south of Belmont on Milwaukee and there are some stores in that area and south of there as well including a couple more restaurants.

I was at the czerowne jablusko about 2 months ago and it was just horrible, the other one by Devon seems to be better quality. Staropolska and the Polska apteka are still there.

Angelinas rest and Wallys supermarket moved out of there also, Its getting like the ghetto over there.

Very slowly; lets hope the Poles hang in there

Belmont/Central or by Harlem/Lawrence I think will be Polish forever:)
Theyve opened a few new clubs,rests and a huge supermarket. So not to worry:)

But as previously noted, lots of Poles live in the suburbs now. They have become or are becoming Americanized.

They have more money now, and can get away from the riff raff of the city.

Remember years ago when dozens of Polish guys would stand on the corner of Bel/Mil and wait for daily labor jobs?

If you drive past there now, its all Mexicans at least 100 of them everyday.

Its turning into Los Angeles over there....lol


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