Chicago's Polish Village thrived as Polish immigration to the United States soared through the 1980s. But changing migration patterns and the economic downturn of a few years ago dramatically cut into business. Now owners are hoping immigration reform might be a jolt to the area.
When daredevil Nik Wallenda walks between the Marina City towers on Sunday evening, it will be just another day of public attention for the complex's residents. The iconic towers have been featured on film, in architecture history and even in other tightrope stunts over their nearly 60 years in existence.