Call your Representative now — Don’t let Illinois penalize human rights boycotts of Israel!

April 22, 2015

The full Illinois House and Senate are still considering HB4011 and SB1761, respectively, and will vote on them by Friday. The latest amendment is focused on requiring that state retirement systems create blacklists of companies that boycott Israel because of its human rights violations, and mandates that they withdraw their investments from these companies.

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Chicago Muslims mourn the loss of Francis Cardinal George

April 17, 2015

The Chicago Muslim community is greatly saddened by the passing of Francis Cardinal George, Archbishop Emeritus of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago. We fondly remember that he maintained a very special relationship with the Muslim community throughout his tenure in Chicago.

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Help communities affected by Illinois tornadoes

April 10, 2015

North central Illinois was hit with at least two tornadoes last night and through early morning today. One person was killed and at least seven people were injured. The tornadoes destroyed homes, farms, and other personal property. CIOGC urges its member organizations to provide relief as the situation is dire for many Illinois communities.

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Youth Programs Director to speak on “Keeping Our Children Safe” in Orland Park

April 8, 2015

CIOGC Youth Programs Director Gihad Ali will speak on a panel dedicated to "Keeping Our Children Safe" on Friday, April 17, at the banquet hall of the Quran Academy in Orland Park. Ali will be presenting alongside Sheikh Kifah Mustapha from the Prayer Center of Orland Park (OPPC) and Dr. Sarah Syed from the Khalil Center.

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The last day for early voting in the runoff election is this Saturday, April 4

April 1, 2015

Saturday, April 4 is the last day for early voting in the runoff election between Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia and Rahm Emanuel for mayor of the City of Chicago. Voting is for Chicago city residents only. Early voting locations can be found in this PDF.

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The Rights and Wrongs of Islamic Reform

April 1, 2015

By Dr. Mohammed Kaiseruddin, CIOGC Chairman

“Rethinking Islamic Reform” was the topic of presentations by Shiekh Hamza Yusuf and Professor Tariq Ramadan at a panel at the prestigious Oxford University in London three years ago.

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