Hello Peggy, no sorry,my parents were not from chicago, my mother was born in Pennsylvania and my father,Richard Kalish, was born in Bridgeport,Connecticut in 1939,wher I was born and raised,
coincidently my maternal grandfather's name was Roman, Roman Wislowski.
I just sent a reply message to Wojtek Dyczewski ,who just posted amessage to this thread, he also is of Polish descent,his mother's maiden name is Kalish, the americanized version of Kalisz, and he has Kalish relatives where I gew up, in Bridgeport Connecticut, he didn't say where he lives or is from , but he also is of Polish descent, maybe you would want to read his posting and send him a message.
I'm looking forward to hearing a reply from him, because as far as I know, we were the only Kalish's in Bridgeport
Keith Kalish,webmaster of http://AnchorBeach.com