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.
Barack Obama's election campaign fund has decided to re-pay donations from relatives of a fugitive, Juan Jose Rojas-Cardona. The family has also sought a pardon for Rojas-Cardona, who fled to Mexico in 1994 to escape a variety of fraud and drug charges.
In nearly 40 years, tower racing has gone from a nice idea to a sport that draws thousands of people. But, perhaps, could it be a ticket to the best, safest form of exercise in an increasingly urban environment.