Brown: From Irish dairy farm to immigration reform to U.S. citizenship
By Mark Brown July 11, 2014 8:26PM
Billy Lawless, Chicago restaurant owner and immigration rights advocate, who became a U.. citizen this week. | Mark Brown/Sun-Times
Updated: August 14, 2014 6:39AM
It’s been 16 years since Billy Lawless came to Chicago from Ireland to build his fortune in the tavern business and nine years since he began sticking his broad neck out to put an Irish face on the need for immigration reform in the U.S.
Now his voice is that much stronger.