Illinois’ political leaders gathered in Chicago to observe Pulaski Day. Gov. Pat Quinn and Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon were among those at the event Monday at The Polish Museum of America. Pulaski Day commemorates Casimir Pulaski, a cavalry officer born in Poland who fought in the Revolutionary War. It’s an official holiday in Illinois on the first Monday in March.
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Quinn used the gathering to call on Congress to enact a visa waiver for Polish visitors. The Chicago area is home to one of the largest concentrations of people of Polish descent outside of Poland.